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    VA Police Officers Are Getting Body and Dashboard Cameras After Death of George Floyd

    The Veterans Affairs Police Service will begin equipping its officers with body and dashboard cameras this month, part of a White House effort to hold federal law enforcement agencies accountable and ensure transparency in conducting their duties.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that the entire 4,670-member VA will be equipped by the end of the year — a move officials say will help it to protect veterans, families, visitors and employees while in VA facilities.

    “Thousands of VA police officers bravely protect and serve anyone who sets foot on a VA facility,” Veterans Health Administration Senior Security Officer Troy Brown said in a press release. “By outfitting every VA police officer with a body-worn camera, we're enhancing transparency and ensuring safety and accountability in policing.”

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    According to the VA, the cameras will automatically record video and audio if an officer draws their issued firearm or when emergency lights are activated in police vehicles.

    Officers also are expected to manually turn on their cameras when conducting investigations and during encounters such as responses to calls, enforcement encounters, traffic stops and transporting suspects.

    President Joe Biden signed an executive order on May 25, 2022 — the second anniversary of the murder of a Minneapolis man, George Floyd, by a…

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