San Jose police will soon be armed with HD video cameras on the job.
Officers will wear the cameras as part of their uniforms, making the San Jose Police Department the first in the nation to equip officers with cameras that can track both audio and video.
The news comes as the department investigates the alleged police beating of a San Jose State student. Another student caught the incident on cell phone video but it was very grainy and far away from the action.
Officials hope the cameras will allow them to collect evidence when an officer issues a citation or makes an arrest.