MPD to roll out more body cameras - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MPD to roll out more body cameras

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis Police Department hopes to roll out more officer body cameras by the end of the year.

To date, the cameras are being used at three precincts.

District Attorney Amy Weirich said the city plans to roll out more body cameras at another precinct until all 2,000 cameras are in use.

As the roll out continues, Weirich said there is a concern about there not being enough bandwidth at 201 Poplar to handle the load 2,000 cameras will create.

"Pieces in place to increase the bandwidth, but it's going to cost office money," Weirich said.

The DA's office had also hired additional digital analyst to process the incoming video. 

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