Aurora police roll out new technology to boost accountability

A violent clash amongst protestors and Aurora law enforcement led to the new technology unveiled Monday, supposed to shield the community and legislation enforcement.

Aurora Law enforcement demonstrated the new technologies in their Important Incident Intelligence Middle. 

The division now has 150 new tasers that make a warning audio when activated, 315 physique cams worn by all law enforcement officers and 150 dash cams in squad vehicles that are all tied together and can be monitored in serious time at the Aurora Law enforcement Station.

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“When there is certainly a severe predicament that occurs they’ll have some stay online video from the scene of what is going on, some serious-time info that they would not have if they ended up driving to the scene or just listening on the radio,” Aurora Law enforcement Lt. Bryan Handell claimed.

The metropolis manufactured a $4 million investment above 5 decades. The technologies is section of the department’s endeavours to reform, positioning precedence on overall body cams, reviewing their use of force and schooling insurance policies, soon after the violent clashes that transpired in the summer time of 2020, when protestors established fires and looted shops in Aurora. They consider new engineering will increase community relations.

“The reality is observing is believing. Now, physique cameras permit the community to have confidence in what the officer is stating or what the officer is suffering from at that time. It also presents our officers a degree of safety to law enforcement against bogus accusations. So,I imagine it is a win-gain,” Aurora Law enforcement Main Keith Cross stated.

Officers started out teaching with body cams in January. By now, video has been utilized in some felony investigations.