TJ Maxx equipping some store workers with body cameras to deter shoplifters

Oak Hill, WV (CNN)- TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Homegoods have equipped some store employees with police-like body cameras.  

The stores’ parent company, TJX, says the measure is meant to thwart shoplifting and keep customers and employees safe.  

The company did not share its policy on when the cameras are turned on.  

But a spokesperson did say it only shares video footage if law enforcement requests it or in response to a subpoena.  

TJX isn’t the only retail chain looking at body cams.  

According to a survey by the National Retail Federation last year, about a third of U.S. retailers said they were researching body cameras for employees.  

Despite its growing trend, worker advocates say improved training, better staffing levels, and other safety investments do more to reduce shoplifting. 

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