NYC-Area Homeland Security Law Enforcement to Don Body Cameras

Dec. 21, 2021, 7:13 PM

Federal agents focused on transnational crime will have to wear body cameras in some U.S. cities, as the Biden administration seeks to improve law enforcement transparency.

Special agents in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations will begin wearing body cameras for pre-planned operations in New York City, Newark, N.J., and Houston, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.

“With its body worn camera pilot, ICE is making an important statement that transparency and accountability are essential components of our ability to fulfill our law enforcement mission and keep communities safe,” Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement.

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