UTPD officers now wearing body cameras

In an effort to build trust between the University of Texas at Austin community and campus police officers, the school announced Thursday that they will now be wearing body cameras on their uniforms.

The cameras will be used to record interactions between police officers and people who come into contact with them during emergency calls and while officers make arrests.

The recordings will be used to document interviews of victims and witnesses during investigations and in criminal cases where the recordings will be considered evidence and could be used during court cases.

UT confirmed with KVUE that the body cameras are currently in use.

 

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