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Councilwoman Laura Pastor's Statement on Body-Worn Police CamerasCouncilwoman Laura Pastor's Statement on Body-Worn Police Cameras<div class="ExternalClass193CCE31585A40D2B988F5B1FC7C6768"><p> <span style="text-align:center;">"Today's vote to finally put into practice the wearing of body-worn cameras by our sworn Police personnel could not come at a more crucial, pivotal, or meaningful time for our City. While the implementation of this technology on Phoenix streets has been a long time </span>coming<span style="text-align:center;">, the importance of it cannot be understated. This valuable apparatus has the potential to save lives and prevent needless accidents, ensures accountability, and can build bridges between the Police and communities throughout the City. There is still more to do with respect to continuing to foster trust among Phoenix Police and the </span>community-at-large<span style="text-align:center;">, but I am confident these tools are a huge step in the right direction towards additional improvements and innovations. I applaud Chief Williams and her staff who were closely involved in making this happen for the last several months and encourage further action </span>towards<span style="text-align:center;"> cultivating an environment of mutual responsibility and collaboration."</span></p><p><br></p></div>2/7/2019 12:05:00 AMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405