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Brusly approved for police body cameras

4 years 3 months 6 days ago Tuesday, October 14 2014 Oct 14, 2014 October 14, 2014 6:31 AM October 14, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BRUSLY- The police department here will likely be getting body cameras for officers, the latest trend in police gear.

Monday, the council approved the deal as expected. A week earlier, they heard from Brusly Interim Police Chief Richie Johnson who wanted the cameras for his force.

"It's just accountability," said Johnson. "Accountability for officers, accountability for citizens."

"Anything that comes up, you know there it is," he said. "Video speaks for itself."

The cameras attach to the officer's body, usually by a clip on clothing. It is able to record a 130-degree view of what is in front of the lens.

Johnson hopes to purchase eight cameras. The cameras cost $399 each.
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