AUSTIN Po­lice go on record for new cam­eras

Dig­i­tal up­grade would cost $15.5 mil­lion

Austin American-Statesman - - FRONT PAGE -

New video cam­eras on both pa­trol cars and mo­tor­cy­cles come with a $15.5 mil­lion price tag and would be phased in be­gin­ning in Jan­uary 2011, first in East Austin. Po­lice say an un­prece­dented ca­pac­ity for recorded data and the technology al­low­ing au­to­matic cam­era trig­gers were fac­tors in the cost.

Al­berto Martínez pho­tos

Of­fi­cers would wear a wire­less body mi­cro­phone that can ac­ti­vate the video cam­era from up to 1,000 feet away and record each of­fi­cer’s voice.

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