The Erie Police Department is seeing success through its new body camera system so far.
Police have just released this video that came from a dash camera. According to Chief Dan Spizarny, they are currently working with the district attorneys office on developing a process to use these videos in court.
In the month of October, there were 4,280 calls to service for the police department resulting in 9,769 videos. The chief says they’re expecting to record over 120,000 videos a year.
According to the chief, they received one complaint about an officer in November and they were successfully able to investigate the situation through video.
“It was an issue that she didn’t think the traffic should’ve been stopped. The officer was actually conducting a felony traffic stop for an individual with a suspected gun and we reviewed the video and he absolutely did the proper steps. So, we were very happy and believe we will see good things with this camera system,” said Chief Dan Spizarny, City of Erie Police.
The body camera system used by the police department randomly selects videos for supervisors to look over in order to ensure proper protocol is used.