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Ferguson police to receive body cameras

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Thanks to donations, Ferguson police are starting to wear wearable cameras on patrols. (Source: KMOV/CNN) Thanks to donations, Ferguson police are starting to wear wearable cameras on patrols. (Source: KMOV/CNN)

FERGUSON, MO (KMOV/CNN) – Questions about the Michael Brown shooting may have been answered once and for all if the officer had been wearing a body camera.

Now, Ferguson police are moving to make sure that is the case in the future.

The body cameras are battery-operated, and the battery power should last for about 12 hours. They clip on the top of the officers uniform shirt and they record both video and audio.

A private company donated three body cameras after Mike Brown was killed. Those three have been in operation for about five days. Plus, the department purchased two more.

Now, a second private company is donating 50 more body cameras to Ferguson, for a total of 55, enough body cameras for the chief and all of his officers in Ferguson.

The chief says if he had body camera video from Officer Darren Wilson when he shot and killed unarmed black man Mike Brown, it would have made a huge difference in the current Brown investigation.

“How many shots fired, was he coming toward, [or] running away - what was the conversation between them,” Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said.

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