8 killed, 50 injured in weekend violence across Chicago

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CHICAGO – It was another violent weekend in Chicago. Eight people were killed and 50 were wounded across the city.

In one incident eight people were shot, one was killed, outside a banquet hall at 119th and Loomis.

Following the violent weekend, Chicago police announced that three more Chicago police districts will be outfitting their patrol officers with body cameras.

The newest districts to get the cameras are Grand Central, Park Manor and Chicago Lawn.

Supporters said the cameras will make police more accountable. They may also provide evidence of an officer's guilt or innocence in a confrontation that turns violent.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson said it is another step in the effort to reform the department.

“We are working to make sure officers are properly trained and at the same time ensure citizens' rights to privacy under some of the most stressful experiences of life,” he said.

The body camera program launched in 2015 and six police districts are using them already.

The mayor has promised every district will have them by the end of the year.

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