Following another accusation of police misconduct this week, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is considering giving cameras to officers on the force.

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has released a series of surveillance videos over the last few months, alleging police misconduct during raids and drug busts.

Although the idea is just in its preliminary stages, Suhr said the cameras would cost about $125 each for the plainclothes officers. He also said a department-wide policy would have to be worked out before implementing the idea.

“My intention is that they’d wear them whenever they enter someone’s residence,” Suhr said earlier this week at a justice forum in San Francisco.

Adachi has released a series of videos showing alleged misconduct. The latest this week appears to show officers taking items out of rooms that were never accounted for after making drug busts .

So far, at least 85 drug and robbery cases have been dismissed because of the allegations.



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