- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Jose police officers are slated to debut body-worn cameras on Wednesday.

KNTV reports ( https://bit.ly/29PrO8X ) the City Council voted in May to spend $4 million on the cameras for 963 officers over five years.

San Jose police must use the cameras for active confrontations, but can turn them off for private conversations and strip searches, the station reported.

Officers also must notify people they are recording when entering a private residence based upon consent. Otherwise, officers are strongly encouraged to inform people they’re recording.

With some exceptions, officers and supervisors can use the footage to write reports, for follow-up investigations, courtroom testimony, or for the purposes of an administrative interview. Also, internal affairs may view the files for investigations.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.


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