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Protesters gather Thursday afternoon in downtown Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Hogan to sign body camera bill (access required)

Governor says state will provide back-up security for protests on Gray death

Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will sign into law a bill making it legal for police to wear body cameras. The governor also announced publicly for the first time that he has authorized the Maryland State Police to be an additional presence in Baltimore City during ongoing protests related to the death of Freddie Gray. "One small step, I believe, is the body cameras for police, which we will sign the bill into law," Hogan said. "I think having the real evidence of exactly what happened, having everything videotaped is a step in the right direction. It's something we're going to support."