Editorial: Body cameras on police are a good idea, in theory

The events leading up to the shooting death of 41-year-old Alain Magloire last year were captured on video purely by accident.

If Magloire — in the midst of a mental health crisis and brandishing a hammer — had turned right instead of left along Berri St. on the morning of Feb. 3, 2014, or if he had darted down a nearby alleyway, there would be no concrete evidence indicating what had actually happened.

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