A report released Friday by Attorney General Letitia James’s office on the death of a man recommended the use of body-worn cameras by the State Police.

The recommendation was one of the main findings in the report released Friday by James on the 2018 death of Robert Scott, who died after be restrained by state troopers.

The report did not find any criminal culpability in the incident, but determined a more complete picture of the events could have been available had troopers worn body cameras.

“We recognize and acknowledge the costs associated with cameras; not only do the cameras themselves cost money, but there are additional costs associated with data storage policy development, and training officers in cameras use,” the report stated. “However, the OAG believes that the comprehensive benefits far outweigh the costs and it appears that most major law enforcement agencies agree with that assessment.”

Police departments around the state and in the country have in recent years launched body camera pilot programs as the technology has become more affordable. And James’s report also pointed to one study that found cameras can have a cost benefit by reducing complaints and the time spent reviewing complaints against officers.

In a statement, the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association did not rule out supporting the idea, but said any changes should be subject to contract negotiations.

“We are not opposed to the concept,” said the union’s president, Thomas Mungeer. “We believe this issue is subject to collective bargaining and we look forward to discussing it with the leadership of the State Police in the future.”