» Dog found tied to a tree has fully recovered, ready for adoption
“The implementation of the body camera program was a priority for the Marshal’s Office as it is an important step to enhance officer safety,” Marshal Richard Berkowitz said in a statement. “It also helps to maintain the trust and transparency that the public deserves from a law enforcement agency.”
According to the statement, the Marshal’s Office took lessons from other law enforcement agencies in crafting its program, which was implemented this month.
Video and audio from the cameras can be downloaded almost instantly. The devices also allow tracking of the deputies and their vehicles through GPS.
Some DeKalb County School District officers and DeKalb police officers are already outfitted with body-worn cameras.
Follow DeKalb County News on Facebook and Twitter
In other news:
Deputies told Channel 2?s Kristen Holloway the bomb squad and K-9 units did not find anything inside the package and reopened the courthouse about two hours later.