New Haven Police To Start Body Camera Use

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – Police officers in a Connecticut city will soon be wearing body cameras for the first time.

The New Haven Board of Police Commissioners approved body camera use in a unanimous vote Tuesday. Authorities say the police officers will start wearing them after training begins on Nov. 1.

The police department received a $700,000 grant to purchase more than 800 cameras. Each officer will be outfitted with a “hot” camera for use in the field and a “cold” camera that will be charging at the police station.

Chief Anthony Campbell previously said video cannot be deleted or altered once it’s been shot.

Police Sgt. Rose Dell tells WVIT-TV witnesses or victims can request officers to turn the camera off.

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