WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Greenburgh is first law enforcement agency in Westchester County that has formally committed to outfitting each patrol officer with body cameras.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said the decision follows a successful pilot program that tested various body cameras on officers last year.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Boy Critically Hurt In Apparent Drive-By Shooting, Police Say
“It’s not going to be a, ‘He says, she says.’ When you have the body cameras you know exactly what happened,” he told WCBS 880’s Stephanie Colombini.READ MORE: DMX Memorial Set For Saturday At Barclays Center Ahead Of Funeral
Feiner said the town has ordered about 60 cameras to ensure there is one for every patrol officer on a particular shift. The supervisor said the change should enhance the strong bond he says the Greenburgh community already has with its police force.
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Feiner said police officers should be wearing their new cameras in February.