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NYC Subway Conductors To Be Equipped With Body Cameras In Effort To Stem Violence

15 Aug 2018 8:00 PM

Subway conductors will soon have the option to don body cameras while on the job, officials said Tuesday, in the hopes the devices will deter commuters from attacking the transit workers.

A two-on-one attack on a subway conductor at a Brooklyn station Saturday was caught on a straphanger’s camera — the result, officials say, of rider rage over a service change,

“It was shocking to me,” New York City Transit President Andy Byford said at a press conference announcing the body camera pilot. “In fact, I would go further to say it was disgusting, it was appalling, when I saw that footage just the other day.”

But some subway workers will soon be equipped with body cameras in a bid to slow attacks on them, as part of a pilot program between New York City Transit and the Transport Workers Union, the local transit union. Read More on NY1

 

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