Police fired 24 shots at a handcuffed man. Why didn't they turn on their body cameras?--NBC News

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By David ParedesVicky Nguyen and Rich Schapiro

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Experts say police departments need to implement three basic rules in order for the cameras to be effective: tell officers specifically when to hit record, ensure they announce they are filming, and outline clear consequences for when the rules are broken.

But many of the nation's major police departments don't follow these basic guidelines. Examining the body camera policies of 28 large police departments in a geographically representative array of U.S. states, along with the policy in Chester, NBC News found 45 percent gave specific instructions for when officers should start recording. Roughly 41 percent required officers to announce they're recording. And only 34 percent clearly stated there are consequences for not recording.

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