CPD Officers to Get Upgraded Body Cams

Close-up of a Body cam, audio/video recording equipment on Police officer

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The city of Columbus will invest $19-million in thousands of new body cams for Columbus Police officers.

Mayor Andrew Ginther unveiled the new equipment on Tuesday, with public safety officials saying the new cameras have an improved "look-back" feature, to record sound and video before it is activated, and have improved resolution in low-light environments.

The cameras also have the ability to synchronize footage with dash cams in police cruisers, giving investigators multiple angles of the same scene.

Columbus Public Safety Director Robert Clark says over 2,000 new cameras have been purchased, enough for every patrol officer in the department.

The city originally implemented the body cams for Police officers back in 2016.

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