Body cameras were deployed to Houston police officers in April 2016 after a press conference where city leaders touted the cameras as tool to increase transparency and accountability.

Some Houston City Council members in November 2015—both for and against the implementation of body cameras— talked fervently against the purchase of cameras without a policy detailing how the cameras should be used in place.

City council adopted a policy in March, a month before cameras were deployed. Read the policy below.

ON MOBILE: Tap here to read HPD's body-camera policy

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