FMPD officers now wearing body cameras

Author: wink news

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department are now wearing their new body cameras, used to record everything an officer sees.

The department bought 40 new body cameras with the goal of holding officers more accountable and collecting video evidence.

The police officer’s union says police have not yet received enough training yet in scenario-based situations.

“Officers in shoot/don’t shoot situations, officers coming across persons on the street and consensual contacts; these are the types of things we wanted information about and didn’t receive,” said union president Matt Sellers.

“The policy is not difficult, turn it on before you get there, not ‘do I turn it on, do I turn it off?’ You know, it’s just not that difficult,” said Chief Doug Baker.

Police in Cape Coral are also using body cameras. Meanwhile, the Lee, Collier, and Charlotte County Sheriff’s Offices say they are considering them.

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