Chicago Police are getting more body cameras

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Chicago Police will launch a massive expansion of its body camera program next year.

1,400 new body cameras will be issued to Chicago Police in January.

The city has been using 30 such cameras in a pilot program this year on the northwest side.

More than 745 hours of video were recorded during the program, and no citizen complaints were filed against police who wore the cameras.

The new cameras will be paid for, in part, from a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The city will pay the other $1.1 million.

The expansion announcement comes just days after the release of a dashcam video that shows a Chicago Police officer shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times.