Spokane Police could wear body mounted cameras

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 5 at 8:43 AM

SPOKANE--Spokane’s new Mayor  David Condon announced the city is looking at new cameras police officers could be wearing. The cameras are already being used in Airway Heights.

Officers in Airway Heights are using body mounted cameras when responding to calls. The camera sits the size of a pager.

The officer is in charge of activating the camera and it records the officers every move, every word, and every other person he or she contacts.

A little more than two years ago the Airway Heights Police Department considered installing dash cams on it's vehicles but the department bought the body mounted cameras instead.

All of the 8 officers wear them.

Sergeant Swan says the cameras help settle disputes when the department receives complaints about an officer's behavior.

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