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Harlan City police wearing mobile video camera on uniforms
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 6, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
Officers with the Harlan City Police Department have a new accessory for their uniforms — a mobile video camera.
Police Chief Mike Thomas says the video is considered public record, which creates transparency for the public.
"The public knows we're not hiding anything; we're not covering anything up," said Thomas, adding that the video can also be used in court.
"It will help support to convict some people or it can be used to redeem some people. It goes both ways."
So far, Thomas said the cameras have recorded arrests, traffic stops and a suspect search.
Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews