- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police may be the next agency to require its officers to wear lapel cameras.

State Police Chief Pete Kassetas told KOAT-TV (https://goo.gl/ohpOQP) that a handful of officers have been experimenting with the cameras for about a year and a half now.

Currently, the department uses dashboard cameras to captures officers’ interaction with the public.

But Kassetas believes the cameras could bridge the gap between what happens near the officer’s cruiser and what happens out of view.

The Albuquerque Police Department began requiring officers to wear lapel cameras after the department came under fire for its high number of police shootings since 2010.

New Mexico State Police recently had its own string of police shootings, including an officer firing at a van full of children during a chaotic traffic stop last year.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html

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