Body cameras to be issued to US police

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office in Asheville, North Carolina, will be equipping all of its patrol and Sheriff’s Community Enforcement Team deputies with Vievu LE3 body-worn cameras from Motorola Solutions, Inc. This small, lightweight, self-contained video recorder can help reduce the incidence of complaint-generating events and improve relations between the police force and the public. The Sherriff’s Office plans to begin using Vievu cameras in January 2015 to capture video and audio evidence directly at the point of engagement.

The Vievu LE3 wearable video camera is extremely rugged, waterproof and easy to use, and eliminates the need for separate recorders, batteries or cables and can easily be worn on an officer’s uniform. It contains just one moving part, the on/off switch that was designed to be easily activated in stressful situations. The stored and recorded high-definition video evidence is managed by the Veripatrol software and utilises Vidlock security. The camera has no removable media and several layers of security prevent unauthorised access or manipulation of video files.

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