- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has begun a 60-day test of body cameras worn by officers.

Department of Public Safety Director Troy Riggs tells WIBC the city has studied the technology for several months but now has begun trying them out. He says the benefits to the cameras are protecting the public and training as the value of the footage could help officers learn about the different situations they might face.

IMPD Lt. Mark Wood tells WTHR that when both parties know they are being recorded, they’ll be on their best behavior.

IMPD will use 12 cameras primarily in traffic situations for the next 60 days.


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