The Politics Hour - August 22, 2014

The Politics Hour - August 22, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Angela Alsobrooks, the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland.

Virginia's former governor takes the stand to defend himself in a high-profile corruption trial. The Internal Revenue Service inserts itself into the brewing controversy of an affordable housing complex in the District. And Maryland officials pledge that its troubled online health exchange will be fixed by November. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

Tom Sherwood

Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

Angela Alsobrooks

Maryland State's Attorney, Prince George's County

Adam Ebbin

Member, Virginia Senate (D-30th District)

Should Local Police Officers Wear Cameras?

In light of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Angela Alsobrooks, the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, Maryland, said having police officers wear cameras would help better protect them during investigations.

"Officers' use of technology has been very helpful," she said of other tools, like dashboard cameras, departments have put in place. "It really does alleviate questions that may arise later."

Watch the discussion below.

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