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State labor board to hear Seattle police complaint over use of body cameras

In this image from video, a body camera worn by Seattle police officer Chris Myers is shown on June 18, 2015 in Seattle. Under a pilot program, 12 officers wear body cameras and blurred videos are released online. The use of police body cameras is spreading to keep officers honest about using force against citizens. But how and when the public gets to see the footage is up for debate. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)

The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild has alleged the city unilaterally implemented the plan without providing the union an opportunity to bargain over the issue.

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