Powder River Examiner -

Sheriff's Department now using body cameras


January 31, 2019

The Powder River County Sheriff’s Office has undergone a few changes over the last few weeks. Officers now sport body cameras, which time has become an integral part of the American law enforcement officer’s kit. Body cameras, when used properly, have been used to keep officers safe from prosecution when there are claims of abuse or illegal arrest, and they’ve also been used to keep the public safe, as footage of an improper stop or arrest may be seen in court. The cameras have not been without controversy – body camera video footage has sparked public outrage in numerous instances,...

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