By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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The program will be rolled out to all troopers statewide by the end of the year.

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Under state law, troopers are required to record video immediately before exiting a patrol vehicle to interact with a person or situation.

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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.

CBSNewYork Team