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Officers wear cams for transparency
Officer Scott Fields displays one of the nine Vievu video recorders the Monroe Police Department utilizes for each officer on patrol. The video camera is manually turned on to record by sliding down the black, plastic front, and has been used in the department for about four years. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
In light of recent allegations of police brutality in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, many people around the U.S. have asked for police to wear body cameras for greater transparency. In Green County, the Monroe Police Department is ahead of the curve, as they have had officers wear cameras for about four years.