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Salt Lake City Officers To Get Body Cameras

October 26, 2012  | 

Calling it the "wave of the future," Salt Lake City's police chief wants to start putting cameras on his officers.

Chief Chris Burbank approached the Citizen's Review Board Thursday to ask for its endorsement of a new proposal to have certain officers wear cameras on their uniforms or glasses—similar to having video cameras on the dashboards of patrol cars.

Body cameras would document the officers' actions, he said. They could be extremely useful in incidents such as officer-involved shootings to show the public and investigators what happened.

Read the full KSL story.

Comments (4)

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michael @ 10/29/2012 7:26 PM

NO THANKS CHIEF, I can see too many other problems here. The cars having cameras is fine, but this is a little to much.

S.S @ 10/30/2012 6:51 AM

It's an ok idea. just not sure your if all officers will be open to the idea. On top of that I can think of other ways to use the moneys that are given to the police depts.

Capt David-Ret LA County @ 10/30/2012 7:53 AM

Way of ther future?? Body cameras will cause more conflict than they are worth..

Bob @ VA @ 10/30/2012 10:46 AM

This is a great idea that's already been successfully implemented in other departments. Too many false complaints against officers turn into conflicting accounts that end up depending on who has the best lawyers. Video doesn't lie if it covers the entirety of an incident. Like dash cams, body cams will protect officers and communities from false complaints fueled by ambulance chasers. Good officers have nothing to fear from the truth.

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