Gun Camera Picture
Orange County, New York’s, Sheriffs got to test a new fun toy called the pistol camera.
The Newburgh Police Department has the opportunity to review their officers decision to shoot someone with the gadget.
When an officer pulls his gun from the holster, the digital recording begins automatically.
The l.5 ounce camera about the size of a lipstick placed below the barrel of the gun, it can record sound and every object or movement the weapon points at.
Chief Eric Paolilli says:
“if the technology is there to be used and it’s an effective tool and we examine it and there’s no safety issues and there’s no issues with our guns there’s no issues that come to light during this pilot time, it’s one more tool that we can use.”
This new police technology comes to Newburgh just a year short of the anniversary of the police shootout on Broadway that resulted in the death of 23-year-old Antonio Bryant.
The gunfight created tensions between the communities and the police.
Mayor Nick Valentine, who is up for re-election a week from Tuesday, believes this new surveillance could help reunite both sides.
The state has put aside $35,000 dollars for a testing period in Newburgh over the next few months.
If successful, every Newburgh officer will have the pistol camera
to look good like robo cop as part of their equipment.