MPD Testing New Body Cameras

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CBS 8  is taking action against crime.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is testing a new tool that will serve as extra evidence for deputies to use to fight crime.

Deputies will be getting 80 new body cameras early next year.

Right now, they’re testing them out…

Sheriff’s Deputies tell us getting the body cameras stemmed from violence in Ferguson Missouri after a white police officer shot and killed a black man in August.

Our Reporter Catalina Trivino tested out the cameras with one of the deputies. First you’ll see the video we recorded. Then you’ll see video from the body camera…

Ok, so here’s basically how the camera works.

“I”m walking up to the deputy.

“Hey im trying to… Stop for a second…and step back ok?

I’m trying to interview someone over there.

That’s fine, just give me a second until we get this under control.”

   

” I”m walking up to the deputy….

     Hey im trying to… Stop for a second…and step back ok?

     I’m trying to interview someone over there.

     That’s fine, just give me a second until we get this under control.”

 

And that video can be sent even on location back to the office in minutes in case of an emergency.

The new systems costs about 150-thousand dollars… paid for with Joint funding from the County Commission and the Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

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