Cape Girardeau police test body-worn cameras

5 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 09 2014 Jul 9, 2014 Wednesday, July 09, 2014 8:42:23 AM CDT July 09, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Criminals in Cape Girardeau be warned: You may be on camera.

The Southeast Missourian reports that for the next four to six weeks, Cape Girardeau police officers will be testing body-worn cameras.

Three officers are testing the cameras on loan from TASER International. TASER is best known for stun guns, but the company also supplies digital evidence collection equipment and officer-worn cameras to police.

Police spokesman Darin Hickey says the cameras provide accountability for officers, and help with evidence collection at crime scenes.

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