City of El Mirage purchases body cameras for officers

The City of El Mirage has equipped all of it's police officers with body cameras.

The program was announced in February when the council and City Manager approved purchasing 38 body cameras.

City officials say the cameras will further the city's practice for transparency.

"Body-worn cameras have limitations, however we believe the community and the officers, who work to improve the quality of life in our city, will benefit from their use." said Police Chief Steve Campbell. 

"The video and audio recordings add a digital evidence dimension that will assist in criminal prosecutions and will more accurately depict interactions between officers and citizens." he said.
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