12/28/2009

Calif. department testing TASER's head-mounted cameras

Officers will activate the cameras every time they make contact with a person

By Sharon Noguchi
San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose police, under fire for interactions with the public that have turned violent, on Friday launched a pilot project equipping officers with head-mounted cameras to record contacts with civilians.

Officers will activate the cameras, about the size of a Bluetooth device and attached by a headband above the ear, every time they respond or make contact with a person. At the end of the officer's shift, the recording will be downloaded to a central server.

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