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New cruiser cams give 360-degree view

Each patrol car equipped with the system has five cameras that automatically activate whenever the blue lights are on to capture video from every point of view


By Nok-Noi Ricker
Bangor Daily News

BREWER, Maine — There are two sides to every story, but with five digital cameras recording the scene there is little doubt about where the truth lies.

"It's proof positive," Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Thursday while showing off the new camera equipment installed in five of the department's patrol vehicles. "It's excellent evidence."

Each vehicle has five Panasonic Arbitrator 360-degree digital cameras, which automatically activate whenever the blue lights are turned on, to capture videos from every point of view, Brewer Police Chief Perry Antone said Thursday. One faces front, one is aimed at the rear, there is one on each side and one that is focused on the back seat.

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