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Cincinnati police test body cameras
CINCINNATI (Deb Dixon) -- In Missouri tempers are still boiling over after Saturday's shooting of an unarmed teen.
The problem seems to be no one can show exactly what triggered the use of deadly force. If that officer wore a camera the public would already have answers.
Police departments all over the country are using the body cameras or testing them. Cincinnati police began a pilot program on two types of cameras Monday, August 11, 2014 on the city's busy Westside. Officers have already been testing them out at the police academy.
The Supreme Court said an officer's conduct must be judged by officer's perspective, not with the benefit of hindsight. The body cam provides does that second by second.
At the end of a shift the camera will be docked and a computer server will upload the video. A study in Rialto, California found cop cameras reduced use of force incidents, citizen complaints and improved police community relations.
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