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Denver Police Officers Working Off Duty To Wear Body Cameras

DENVER (CBS4)– CBS4 has learned that uniformed Denver police officers working off-duty jobs will soon be required to wear body cameras, according to an internal Denver Police Department email obtained by the CBS4 Investigative team.

Over the past year, all uniformed police officers have been equipped with body cameras to wear during their regular patrol shifts. The new policy shift, scheduled to take effect in July, would require all uniformed Denver police officers working “off-duty” to wear body cameras, as well.

Last month, the City of Denver paid out a $185,000 settlement following a 2014 incident where an off-duty police officer working security at a LoDo bar, pushed a patron. Civil rights attorney Siddhartha Rathod said his client, Brandon Schreiber, had his hands in his pockets when officer Choice Johnson shoved him.

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