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Ferguson Police Now Sporting Body Cameras

Ferguson Police Now Sporting Body Cameras
Posted Tuesday, September 2nd 2014 @ 11am  by Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff

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(NEWSER) – The Ferguson police got to test-drive a new device over the weekend: body cameras, which officials hope will show a clearer picture of what happens during police incidents like the ones that occurred during the Ferguson protests.

About 50 cameras, which are positioned on officers' uniforms to enable up-close audio and video recording, were given to local law enforcement by two manufacturers and tried out on Saturday during the most recent Ferguson march, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "[Officers] are really enjoying them [and] trying to get used to using them," says Tom Jackson, Ferguson's chief of police.

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