New Haven Police Department to start body camera use

<p>Police officers in New Haven will soon be wearing body cameras for the first time.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 20, 2017, 10:37 AM

Updated 2,409 days ago

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Police officers in New Haven will soon be wearing body cameras for the first time.
The New Haven Board of Police Commissioners approved body camera use Tuesday in a unanimous vote.
According to authorities, the police officers will start wearing them after training begins on Nov. 1.
The police department received a $700,000 grant to purchase more than 800 cameras.
Each officer will be outfitted with a "hot" camera for use in the field and a "cold" camera that will be charging at the police station.
Chief Anthony Campbell previously said video cannot be deleted or altered once it's been shot.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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