NAACP/O.P. Sheriff on Body Cams


August 5, 2021


NAACP President Ambrose Douzart

The Monroe/Ouachita Parish Branch of the NAACP led by Branch President Rev. Ambrose Douzart recently met with Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell to discuss the possibility of parish officers using body cameras. The Monroe Dispatch spoke with Rev. Douzart, and he expressed his views on the need for body cameras to be worn by officers. Douzart shared a statement outlining why cameras can play a pivotal role for the community if trust is to be restored, especially after recent local events have captured the nation's attention. In the statement, the NAACP offered: The use of body cameras encou...

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