Sweet Home police wearing video cameras

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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.

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Information from: KVAL-TV, http://www.kval.com/