Portland city commissioners push for police body-worn cameras

Commissioners Mapps, Rubio and Ryan joined Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler in support of police body cams.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A growing number of Portland city commissioners want to equip police officers with body worn cameras. Portland is the largest police department in the country that doesn’t have body cams.

Commissioner Mingus Mapps called for the immediate adoption of body cameras in an op-ed that appeared in The Oregonian this weekend.

Commissioner Carmen Rubio has also become an advocate.

“I support body cameras, coupled with the robust accountability measures that make camera footage an effective tool toward transparency,” said Rubio in a statement

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