TOWN OF CLINTON POLICE NOW FULLY EQUIPPED WITH BODY CAMERAS be careful what you say in passing

The Clinton Police Department has had police car dash mounted audio/video cameras deployed in all of its vehicles since 1997. While these cameras have proven valuable in during investigations and prosecutions in court they were limited in that the only video of an encounter was that of where the camera in the car was faced. Early in July the department issued and deployed Body Worn Cameras (BWC’s) to each of our Officers. These cameras are mounted on the front of officers uniforms and provide quality high resolution color video with audio and intimately record and document officer encounters with members of the public and each other. Although these cameras have only been in use for a few weeks their video footage has already proven that an allegation of property damage was prexisting damage and that injury to an emotionally disturbed individual was self inflicted. This morning Tuesday July 28th Attorney General Hoffman issued a Directive and Policy to all Law Enforcement Agencies in the State regarding Body Worn Cameras which the Clinton Police Department has adopted in addition to our existing policies on both in-car and and body warn video recording devices.

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