SJ Cops to Get Uniform Cams

Incidents to be recorded from officers' point-of-view

By Jessica Greene
|  Friday, Oct 30, 2009  |  Updated 10:15 AM PDT
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SJ Cops to Get Uniform Cams

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The San Jose Police Department will be the first in the country to outfit its officers with an HD camera for their uniforms.

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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 TASER AXON camera will fit over an officer's ear and is about the size of a Bluetooth device. It will record incidents from an officer's point of view.

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.

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