Brusly council to approve police body cameras
BRUSLY - Monday, Brusly Interim Police Chief Richie Johnson asked city leaders to allocate money to outfit his force with body cameras.
Law enforcement agencies are quickly catching on to the new technology that gives them a better view of the scene. Police in Addis have been using them since May and Johnson wants what his neighbor has.
"It's just accountability," said Johnson. "Accountability for officers, accountability for citizens."
The tiny cameras give record 130-degree view of what is in front of the lens. Cameras attach to shirts, pockets, belts or glasses. It can backtrack and record 30 seconds of video before the record button is pressed. Johnson hopes to purchase eight cameras, $399 each, for his force.
"Anything that comes up, you know there it is," he said. "Video speaks for itself."
Johnson hopes it doesn't change the officers' behavior but allow them an opportunity to critique themselves.
"You know, your good officers are going to be good officers whether their recorded or not. Your bad officers will be one."
The Brusly Council will vote on the measure next week.
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