Stamford Cops Could Be Outfitted With Body Cams
HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Many police departments in Connecticut are now outfitting their officers with body cams and Stamford may be next.
Body cams are lightweight cameras worn by officers which record their interactions with the public.
Stamford Police Chief Jon Fontneau told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that he likes the idea of police having their own documented record of a public interchange.
“Body cams will record the whole investigation, the whole conversation, instead of a potentially edited video,” Fontneau told Schneidau.
He was making reference to a video he said could possibly have been recorded and edited by a person making a complaint against the police department.
Chief Fontneau said body cams are cost efficient and he said they would put an end to frivolous citizen complaints.
“I believe it would be a useful tool for our police officers here in Stamford,” he said.
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