Ingham County experiments with police body cameras

Dec 5, 2014

Recent police custody deaths have led to a call for more widespread usage of law enforcement body cameras.
Credit Flickr - West Midlands Police

The recent deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland have re-ignited the debate over whether police officers should be made to wear body cameras to record their interactions. Some law enforcement agencies around the country have been experimenting with the technology. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero is expected to announce next month that all city police will soon wear body cameras. In Ingham County, sheriff’s deputies working at the city jail are already trying them out.

Current State’s Kevin Lavery spoke with Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wrigglesworth about those cameras now worn by county jail personnel.  He says the department has had them for three or four months now.