Police in the US town roiled by protests after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager are now wearing body cameras in a bid to calm local anger, a news report said.
More than 1,000 protesters again marched Saturday in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, over the August 9 killing of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of a white police officer.
Some in the St. Louis suburb have also lashed out at the police response to the protests — which turned violent on several occasions — accusing authorities of unnecessarily heavy-handed tactics.
Ferguson police began wearing the cameras on Saturday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, quoting the town’s police chief Tom Jackson as saying the force — which is overwhelmingly white — was donated about 50 body cameras by two companies.
"We are still playing with them," Jackson reportedly said, adding that each officer will get one to use.