Assumption Parish deputies armed with body cameras

NAPOLENVILLE, La. (AP) — The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office has outfitted 31 patrol deputies and detectives with Taser Axon body cameras to record their interactions with the public.

Sheriff Mike Waguespack tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/182Y4ix ) deputies and detectives began wearing the cameras, which are about half the size of a cellphone, on their chests Monday after completing required training over the past two weeks.

Waguespack says he decided to outfit his deputies and detectives to maintain officer accountability and better deal with community complaints.

He says images from the cameras, which can hold nine hours of video and have 12-hour batteries, are automatically uploaded and archived into Taser’s cloud-based system.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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