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Baton Rouge Police switching body camera vendor to TASER

11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago January 29, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Friday, January 29 2016 January 29, 2016 5:17 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - After wearing them for a few months as part of a pilot program, the Baton Rouge Police Department is scrapping its L-3 body cameras and replacing them with body cameras from the company, TASER.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie told the Metro Council on Wednesday that officers were having trouble keeping the L-3 body cameras on their uniforms and that they had some technical glitches. The participating officers will be re-outfitted with TASER cameras on Feb. 1.

Conversations have now arisen about video storage. The TASER cameras use a cloud-based system, where videos are automatically uploaded to a virtual space rather than downloaded to a computer server. Dabadie said it's prompted questions about officers being able to access and edit their videos.

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