Used by police departments across the country, body-worn cameras have frequently been front and center in the news.

Soon, officers all around Rhode Island will be equipped with the devices, including state police, who just tested their use through a pilot program.

In this 12 on 12 Digital Original, Target 12 Investigator Tim White sits down with Col. James Manni, superintendent of the R.I. State Police, who discusses what went right and what went wrong with the pilot program, outlines the plan for the cameras, and addresses troopers’ concerns.

Plus, find out what your city and town stands when it comes to using body cameras or conducting a pilot program.

In-Depth Interview: RI State Police Col. James Manni


Map: See What Your Local Police Have Planned

Target 12 Investigator Tim White reached out to every police department in Rhode Island to see where body cameras are being used and which agencies have conducted or planned a pilot program. Here are the responses:


Watch: Police Body-Worn Cams


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Credits

Reporter – Tim White
Executive Producer – Shaun Towne
Photographers/Editors – John Villella, Nick Blair
Graphic Designer – Lisa Mandarini
Special Thanks – Jen Quinn, Beth Fernandes, Susan Tracy-Durant, Karen Rezendes


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