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City to pay NYPD police to wear body cameras

An NYPD car is seen in Manhattan

(Reuters)

Most of the NYPD police don’t want to wear body cameras, but they can quickly get paid for their trouble.

In an attempt to sweeten the pot in contract talks with the police union, city Hall is offering a 1 percent salary bump for the officers forced to make use of the equipment, sources told The Post.

A total of 1,000 will be chosen for the wear to the cams by the end of next year as part of the NYPD’s compliance with 2013 federal court order.

They are chosen by the federal government-appointed monitor Peter Zimroth and his team of 20 areas with the highest crime rate. The cameras will eventually be necessary for the NYPD to approximately 20,000 patrol of the police.

City negotiators offered a 1 percent bonuses during a Dec. 16 mediation session as part of a range of incentives to resolve his contract dispute with the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the sources said.

Click here to read more in the New York Post.

 

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