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Ferguson Cops Put On Body Cameras To Help Record Protestors

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that two companies donated about 50 body cameras following teen Michael Brown's fatal shooting on Aug. 9 by officer Darren Wilson. The devices made their debut on Saturday during a protest monitored by police.

“They are really enjoying them,” Chief Tom Jackson told the Post-Dispatch. “They are trying to get used to using them.”

Jackson added that the cameras picked up scenes of civilians taunting police at Saturday's protest.

The cameras are battery-powered, attached to an officer's uniform to record video and audio of an entire shift.

The effectiveness of body cameras has become a nationwide debate in the wake of several police shootings this year, in addition to criticism over policies such as New York City's stop-and-frisk efforts.