Pennsylvania Cops Try Out Weapon-Mounted Cameras

At least one Pennsylvania police department is testing a new camera that attaches to the underside of an officer’s service weapon — but local police agencies already have a wide range of opinions about the advancing technology.

“New technology is always worth looking into,” said Howard Burton, chief of the Penn Hills Police Department. “We’re always open to technology that can assist officers and help the public.”

The Viridian FACT Duty Camera automatically starts recording high-definition video as well as audio when the weapon is unholstered. Viridian officials say it is “designed to provide crucial audio and video data when a deadly force incident occurs.”

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