(NBC News) The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a $20 million grant program to help fund the use of police body cameras.

“Body-worn cameras hold tremendous promise for enhancing transparency, promoting accountability, and advancing public safety for law enforcement officers and the communities they serve,” new Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a press release.

The call for increased use of body cameras has grown in the wake of several high-profile cases, including the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

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