Another NC police department will wear body cameras in 2015

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Source: WSOC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In two months, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will start being trained on body-worn cameras. Chief Rodney Monroe told Charlotte City Council Monday night that by September, each of the department’s 1,400 patrol officers should be wearing one.

CMPD plans to spend more than $2 million this year to buy Taser Axon Flex body-worn cameras. It’s the same brand the Los Angeles Police Department is using to equip its officers.

“It’s always about trust. It’s always about efforts to build that trust and maintain that trust,” Monroe said.

Members of CMPD’s top brass laid out for Charlotte City Council what times the camera has to be turned on, like traffic stops, arrests, use of force or frisking. Video will be uploaded and stored after every shift and an officer can’t edit or delete it, but there are times the camera won’t be used.

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