Norwalk police announce body camera deployment

Norwalk police announced Friday that testing will begin on body cameras the department will soon deploy.



Officers will test the new equipment over the next few weeks, officials say. They will also train on how and when to use the cameras amid concerns of privacy, which weigh against the ideas of oversight and police transparency.



Private donations paid for the 35 new cameras, which cost about $50,000.



Other area police departments, including Fairfield, are also testing body cameras.



A new state law requires officers to train in body camera use, and the state will now reimburse local departments for the expense of buying cameras.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."