THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police officers in Thunder Bay, Ont., are wearing body cameras starting today.
The force says the devices will eventually be worn by all front-line officers and those in the traffic unit.
It says police cruisers will also be equipped with in-car cameras.
The full rollout is expected to be complete by June.
The use of body-worn and in-car cameras was among 44 recommendations made in a 2018 report by one of Ontario’s police watchdogs.
The report identified systemic racism and other issues it said contributed to a “crisis of trust” between the force and Indigenous residents.
A follow-up report released last year found police had taken encouraging steps to address racism in its ranks but stressed more needed to be done.