INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis Public Safety Department is trying out some new technology. Some Indianapolis Police Officers are wearing Looxcie cameras.
The cameras are small and fit into the officer’s ear like a Bluetooth device. The cameras can record several hours of video, weather resistant, and runs about $100 a piece.
Currently, the cameras are undergoing a test run within the department among a couple of selected officers.
“Some officers like it, and some officers don’t,” said Gary Coons, Chief of Indianapolis Homeland Security.
We are learning the cameras come with some procedure and logistic questions. The department has yet to determine how much data each camera takes. Nor, does the department know when the cameras will be turned on and off. 24-Hour News 8 discovered the cameras also have huge blind spots which indicate the cameras could miss vital footage.
“All you are seeing is that one angle of the camera, and you are not seeing what the officers are seeing,” said Coons.
Despite some visual limitations, the camera is still a recording device. That investigators are it hoping can become a lead witness in crimes under investigation.
“There are cases across the country where officers swear by it,” said Coons.
Public Safety Director Troy Riggs is schedule to review the equipment after the department’s test run is over. Until then, it’s unknown if the department will use the cameras permanently.
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