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Thursday, March 13, 2014

SJPD To Start Wearing Cameras On Duty

Earlier this month police fatally shot a 27-year-old Rothesay man who allegedly threatened police with a knife--and the whole thing was captured on tape thanks to small cameras worn by the police officers involved.

Saint John Police Chief Bill Reid tells CHSJ News the SJPD is looking to adopt similar devices. In fact, they're already talking to vendors and are hoping to roll out a pilot project this year.

Reid says they've been looking at cameras since long before the Rothesay incident, but that's a prime example of why cameras can be useful.