- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Bend Police Chief Jim Porter hopes his officers will be wearing video cameras by the new year.

He tells KTVZ (https://bit.ly/1sXL3ww ) officers have been testing body cams for about a year and developing systems and rules to store the video.

The department plans to buy 48 cameras.

Porter says they would not run all the time. They would only record officer contact with the public or suspects.

Porter expects having the video will reduce complaints of excessive force and hold officers accountable for their actions.


Information from: KTVZ-TV, https://www.ktvz.com/

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