New body cams, some 200 of them, have been issued to the Evansville Police Department.
"About 95% of officers wearing them were exonerated during internal affairs investigations if they had it on video. We've only had them on the streets for less than two weeks and we've already seen that happen here," said Sgt. Jason Cullum with EPD. "We had a complaint about an officer being discourteous and treating a female as a second class citizen basically. We were able to watch the video and show that was not the case. Then actually call her and say your statements were inaccurate and we have the video to back that up."
With all technology, officials say there will be glitches. Officers are required to turn on the cameras before each incident, but in emergency situations, they aren't going to be expected to click on the camera before reaching for a weapon to protect themselves or save someone else.
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