Shoshone police build up video system

Posted: March 13, 2011 by scaryhouse in Uncategorized

By Emily Katseanes

SHOSHONE — The Shoshone Police Department will soon have electronic backup on every stop its patrol cars make.

The City Council voted Tuesday to allow Police Chief Jon Daubner to buy a new videotaping system so each of his patrol cars is outfitted with one.

Grant money will pay to replace cameras in two other cars, and one other existing working camera will round off the department’s cars. Two of the cameras being replaced were more than six years old.

“We’ve got one videotape machine left that’s about 70 percent efficient. All the others are crap,” Mayor J.R. Churchman said.

Daubner said camera systems in patrol cars have helped cut down on false complaints about police misconduct, and contributed to cases that go to court.

“It’s another tool that we can use as evidence in (driving under the influence), traffic stops,” Daubner said.

via Shoshone police build up video system.

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