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Dallas Police Department Testing Body Cameras

DALLAS, Texas (1080 KRLD) - Next time you talk with a Dallas cop...smile. You could be on camera.

About 50 Dallas Police officers have been wearing the cameras and recording their actions for the last month or so. Because they are so small...Deputy Chief Andy Acord says it's tough to tell which officers have them.

DPD body cameras

"It goes with the officer when they get out of the car," said Acord. "It records everything that occurs between the officer and whoever they contact."

Police Chief David Brown wants the cameras to be standard equipment to cut down on disputes during arrests. The video can also be used in court just as dashboard camera video is used.

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