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UW-Madison's police expected to have body cameras by fall

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's police officers are expected to be wearing body cameras this fall.

But Police Chief Susan Riseling first wants public input on how officers should use them.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports the department has ordered 10 cameras, at $400 apiece. But Riseling says they are back-ordered right now because so many other departments around the country are buying them.

At a recent public listening session with students and faculty, Riseling asked whether officers should have their cameras turned on in health care facilities. She says that's where 25 percent of use-of-force incidents take place.

Riseling says public input will play a big role in shaping the department's policy.

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