- Associated Press - Thursday, September 14, 2017

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont town’s police department has been fully equipped with body and vehicle cameras.

The Bennington Banner reports (https://bit.ly/2h4hpGd ) six police cruisers and 24 officers in the Bennington Police Department were issued video cameras that record at all times.

Police Chief Paul Doucette revealed the cameras Wednesday, calling them a “great addition” to the department.


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The company supplying the cameras says they automatically start recording when the police cruiser is started. Doucette says the cameras will stay on officers’ shirts during the event of a confrontation or if the officer is running.

Voters approved the town budget of close to $120,000 for the cameras in March.



Doucette says the cameras will help make officers better at their jobs and lead to more plea agreements.

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Information from: Bennington Banner, https://www.benningtonbanner.com

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