Tennessee City’s Uniformed Police Now All Have Body Cameras

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KNOXVILLE, TENN. (AP) — Knoxville’s police force says it has finished equipping all of its uniformed officers with body cameras.

Knoxville police say they have also installed upgraded in-car camera systems.

The department has deployed 297 body cameras and installed 333 in-car systems over the past several months.

By the end of the first phase in mid-October, 50 officers and 50 vehicles were set up with the new Axon cameras.

Police say the new in-car system offers better video quality and field of view than previous cameras.

The body cameras automatically record when an officer opens the car door or if they are close to another officer with a body camera activated.

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