N. Idaho police wearing body cameras

Associated Press

N. Idaho police wearing body cameras

CREATED Sep. 4, 2012

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Patrol police in Coeur d'Alene have started wearing body cameras to record their law enforcement activities.

Chief Wayne Longo tells the Coeur d'Alene Press the agency purchased more than 40 of the cameras that cost $875 each.

Sgt. Christie Wood says the agency tested several camera types the past two years before selecting the Vievu Point of View model. Wood says reliability, ease of use, and audio and video quality were deciding factors.

Longo in a statement released on Wednesday says the cameras will provide information necessary for police to perform duties efficiently and professionally.

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Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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