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Broome County Sheriff's Get Ready To Use Body Cameras

35 body camera's have been issued to patrol officers in Broome County.

The taser axon cameras, the docking station and data storage cost the department $50,000 dollars but it's a tool officials say will enhance the officer's safety and build trust with the public. The whole unit is one piece, there are no cords to get tangled up in, and footage is downloaded while the unit is charging. Sheriff David Harder says the need for these cameras became apparent after the controversy in Ferguson, Missouri where Officer Darren Wilson shot teenager Michael Brown.

Sheriff David Harder said, "Ferguson, that's how you know. Accusations being made and we're trying to protect our personnel too and do the best job we can."

Officers have gone through camera training over the past few days and will be required to wear them out in the field starting on Thursday.
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