The videos will help with internal investigations like the claims of improper actions when officers detained firefighter George Madison this Summer. Community leaders called for the cameras after Officer Jasen Clegg started recording halfway through the encounter. Investigators found Clegg did not violate any policies.
Now police are searching for the best camera for the money.
"Storage space and battery life," said Sgt. Jason Cullum, "that they are confident that if they have to record the very first thing they do at their shift, they will still have storage and battery at the end of their shift. We don't want a guy going 'well, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get something at 9:30 at night if i started at 3:30 in the afternoon.'"
EPD says it's hopeful patrol officers will have the cameras in a month or two.