Officers with the Hiawatha (IA) Police Department will soon have weapon-mounted cameras thanks to funds from a local drug bust, according to the police chief.
According to KTIV, the camera is automatically activated when the gun is pulled from its holster.
"What this does is the weapons mounted camera, it puts the camera right out front to where there isn’t any obstruction. So during a critical incident, the camera isn't going to be blocked by forearms or, you know, the weapon itself," said Hiawatha Police Chief Dennis Marks.
All 14 full-time officers with the department will be issued the new equipment.