11/20/2013

Video: Texas body cams show police in action

The department used seized money to purchase another 150 body cameras for their officers

By Eric King
NBC DFW

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Fort Worth Police Department in August ordered 145 additional AXON Flex cameras to complement the 50 it was already using.

When the department ordered the additional cameras in August, Chief Jeffrey Halstead said the cameras allow the public to see controversial incidents from the officer’s perspective.

"Every chief of police has a particular use-of-force incident that strained the public's trust and damaged their professional reputation," he said then. "This technology has the ability to document exactly what occurred, what was said, and has proven to clearly demonstrate the incident for the community."

Full Story: Watch Fort Worth Police's Body Cameras in Action

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