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Cameras in cop cars

Niskayuna is just the latest in a series of area communities to consider installing cameras in their local police cars. In neighboring Schenectady, cameras have been used as standard equipment for several years as the city works to rebuild confidence in the scandal-scarred department.

After months of debate in the Capital District's largest city, the Albany Common Council adopted legislation sponsored by former City Councilman Michael Brown in August 2004 setting up a pilot program to test out the use of cameras in all of the city's marked police cars. The project has since stalled due to opposition from the local police union and a lack of funding. ""

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