Sweet Home police wearing video cameras
Thursday, August 4, 2011
SWEET HOME, Ore. (AP) -- Police in Sweet Home are wearing video cameras.
The portable cameras are about the size of a pager and clip onto shirts. The police cams record officer actions, and the video could be used as evidence.
KVAL reports (http://bit.ly/rtpQft ) officers say the visible camera on uniforms has helped control several situations that could have escalated out of control.
The department's 10 cameras were funded from a Linn County Victims Impact Panel grant. They cost $130 each.
Information from: KVAL-TV, http://www.kval.com/