Utah police chief calls uniform cameras 'wave of the future'
He says they would be useful to show investigators and public what happened during certain incidents
By Pat Reavy and McKenzie Romero
SALT LAKE CITY — Calling it the "wave of the future," Salt Lake City's police chief wants to start putting cameras on his officers.
Chief Chris Burbank approached the Citizen's Review Board Thursday to ask for its endorsement of a new proposal to have certain officers wear cameras on their uniforms or glasses — similar to having video cameras on the dashboards of patrol cars.
Body cameras would document the officers' actions, he said. They could be extremely useful in incidents such as officer-involved shootings to show the public and investigators what happened.