MOBILE POLICE OFFICERS EQUIPPED WITH BODY CAMERAS
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Mobile Police Chief James Barber says all 300 body cameras are now in use by his officers.
Barber told local media on Tuesday that the cameras have already been used to resolve conflicts involving citizens and officers, and they were also used in the investigation into a recent bank robbery.
Following the bank robbery, there was some question as to how the suspect was injured. Barber says the cameras revealed the injury to have been self-inflicted.
Barber also said new legislation may be needed to clarify concerns about citizens’ privacy. He says he is working to establish proper protocols that would protect the privacy of people who are recorded on the videos.
The department began outfitting officers with body cameras in late June.