TASER's new tools: Body cameras and the Cloud

A new camera that clips to a collar or sunglasses can record two hours of video, which could provide evidence in controversies over police officers' use of force


By Quentin Hardy
The International Herald Tribune

SAN FRANCISCO — Sgt. Brandon Davis vividly recalled the moment before he killed Eric Wayne Berry, but it was not the way it really happened.

"I told him to drop his weapon, twice," said Sergeant Davis, a police officer who worked at the time in Fort Smith, Arkansas. But after repeated viewings of a video of the shooting, captured by a minicamera he was wearing, he said, "it turned out it was nine different times. He kept telling me to drop my weapon." When Mr. Berry raised his .45-caliber pistol toward the officer and leaned at an angle that could improve his marksmanship, Sergeant Davis said, he shot Mr. Berry in the heart.

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