- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) - Officials in the Clatsop County city of Warrenton have approved the purchase of body and mobile cameras for the city’s police department.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://goo.gl/kZxK2Y ) that Police Chief Mathew Workman had requested 13 body cameras and six mobile video systems for patrol cars. The City Commission approved the $52,000 purchase Tuesday.

Workman says the body cameras will help cut down on complaints and provide more evidence during investigations.

Commissioner Tom Dyer, with the Oregon State Police, says the cameras also allow officers to watch themselves in action and can serve as a learning tool for officers.

Workman says the same video equipment is also being used by the Astoria, Seaside and Cannon Beach police departments.

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Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com


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