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Ferguson Police Begin Using Body-worn Cameras

September 01, 2014  | 

Photo: Digital Ally
Photo: Digital Ally
Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., began wearing body cameras on Saturday as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier by a city officer that left a teenager dead.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said his department was given about 50 body cameras by two companies, Safety Visions and Digital Ally, about a week ago, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The companies donated the body cameras after the fatal shooting on Aug. 9 of Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.

Company representatives were at the police department on Saturday training officers to use the devices, which attach to uniforms and record video and audio. Some members of the police department have been specially trained on the devices’ use.

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Donut_plz @ 9/2/2014 7:07 AM

While I hate the idea of having to wear something else on my body, I would be glad to be able to tell the liars and racist jerks who complain to shove it when they get to see the video of their own actions and nothing they claim is true.

I also want to see ALL departments file on ALL of these liars and racists for filing false reports, falsifying government documents, etc.....whatever the charge may be in your area.

They have made too many allegations and gotten away with it AND smeared our profession.

I also want to see the store owners who were looted, destroyed, robbed burned down etc..... file suit against everyone one of the folks who participated in the riots.

All those names will be in the false suit filed recently against the city and county on behalf of the RIOTERS who claim they were mistreated.

They are correct, enough is enough.....Its time to start holding them all accountable.

If we need to weed out some bad apples ourselves then so be it. Get it done.

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