After Ferguson, cities face a body-cam dilemma

American cities rushed to provide police departments with body cameras, spurred by public outcry over shooting incidents in Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.

Having moved fast, however, cities are now running into friction, often from within their own ranks. Opponents of the contract arrangements say officials may have cut corners by signing no-bid deals, by not testing options thoroughly or by becoming too cozy with vendors.

Other cities, after hurrying into camera initiatives, have found unexpected costs, and some are pulling back. Continue…