Police In Three New Jersey Towns Get Body Cameras

CBS New York

FREEHOLD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police in three Monmouth County towns are the next in New Jersey to wear body cameras.

Officers in Howell Township started wearing the devices on Thursday, while officers in Wall and Middletown Township will begin using them next week, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports.

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni says the pilot program will run at least three months.

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“Now depending on the volume of the data that we’re able to collect during the pilot program, we may purchase cameras for other departments,” Gramiccioni said. “Officers will activate body worn cameras to record all calls for service, motor vehicle stops, field interviews, investigative detentions, sobriety checkpoints and for any other incidents of the officers discretion.”

The prosecutor said the departments were chosen because of their location, population and compatibility with their patrol car…

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