Orchard Park, NY - In the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting case of an unarmed teen, we are hearing that more police departments here in Western New York and around the country are looking at the idea of video body cameras that officers can actually wear on their uniforms.
Some police chiefs feels the technology could help protect the officers and the public by documenting exactly what happens during their interaction with the public and perhaps confrontations with suspects.
Orchard Park Police Chief Mark Pacholec says, "We want them to be able to see exactly the officer's point of view. And also the evidence issue. If you're dealing with somebody who is violent, if you're dealing with an intoxicated person, what did they appear like that night. Not three months later when they're dressed nice, shaved nice in court."