The Rialto (Calif.) Police Department has rolled out on-body video for patrol officers, a move some officers liken to "big brother" monitoring.

Rialto PD's Chief William Farrar told the New York Times the TASER Axon systems being tested through July should improve police-community relations and lower citizen complaints against officers.

"It wasn’t the easiest sell," Chief Farrar said, especially to some older officers who initially were "questioning why 'big brother' should see everything they do."

The chief responded that officers shouldn't rely on a "partial picture of what occurred" from a citizen's cell phone.