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1st Batch Of Body-Worn Cameras Deployed To New York State Police

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- The first deployment of body-worn cameras used by New York state troopers began Thursday.

The cameras will be worn by uniformed troopers while they are on patrol, starting with Troop G in the capital region.

The program will be rolled out to all troopers statewide by the end of the year.

Under state law, troopers are required to record video immediately before exiting a patrol vehicle to interact with a person or situation.

The cameras will automatically start recording whenever a patrol vehicle's emergency lights are activated and any time a member un-holsters their firearm or Taser.

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