- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - Police officers in select parts of Dallas are set to start wearing body cameras.

The Dallas Morning News (https://bit.ly/1Vt5I9o ) reports the cameras will make their official debut Tuesday.

According to Deputy Chief Andrew Acord, body cameras will be given to about 55 officers in the central patrol division, 11 officers in the northeast patrol division, as well as 8 officers with multiple types of complaints against them regardless of their division.

Acord said officials hope to get 1,000 body cameras over the next five years and all patrol divisions will get some body cameras as the rollout continues. He said the decision to issue the cameras in increments is meant to make sure the city’s technology can handle the cameras.

Officials say officers have been trained on the camera’s use.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News, https://www.dallasnews.com

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