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APD issues video directive

APD Chief Proctor APD Chief Proctor
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Police Department has directed their uniform officers to video every interaction they have with people on patrol.

The Police Chief says this is not a change from their department's video policy, but based on incidents happening around the country, officers are being directed to wear body cameras if they have them. 

And to make sure their patrol car video cameras are working before they hit the streets, so they can be used to record officers meetings with people.

"When we have those cameras, as our policy states they will be on. And they will capture each interaction that our officers have with citizens, and vice versa," said Albany Police Chief John Proctor.

The Albany Police are looking at body cameras to find the most durable and best value for the money. 

When they find the right model, the department will buy enough to outfit each officer, so there will be a video record of events to protect the public and the officer.

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