Ellisville Buying Body Cams

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ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) – At least one St. Louis County police department is getting body cameras for its officers, as soon as possible.

Ellisville P.D. already has cameras in squad cars, and now mayor Adam Paul tells KMOX an emergency vote means body cameras for all police too, “You want to be transparent. You want to make sure the public can’t file a false complaint against a police officer, but you also want to know if your police officer’s conducting himself in a way he shouldn’t, as well.”

The Ferguson police officer involved in the recent shooting death of teen Michael Brown didn’t have a body camera or a dashboard cam.

Paul says some of the Ellisville police spent time helping out in Ferguson after the tragedy.

He says his officers approve of the city’s purchase of body cams for their use.





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