ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The first deployment of body-worn cameras used by New York state troopers began Thursday.
The cameras will be worn by uniformed troopers while they are on patrol, starting with Troop G in the capital region.READ MORE: Connecticut Mother Sharon Williams Accused Of Abandoning Child With Disability In Bridgeport
The program will be rolled out to all troopers statewide by the end of the year.READ MORE: Transportation Crews Sent Out Across New York City For Pothole Blitz
Under state law, troopers are required to record video immediately before exiting a patrol vehicle to interact with a person or situation.MORE NEWS: NY Chapter Of National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum Calls For Community-Based Solutions To Anti-Asian Attacks
The cameras will automatically start recording whenever a patrol vehicle’s emergency lights are activated and any time a member un-holsters their firearm or Taser.