NYPD pulls thousands of body cameras after one caught fire while a police officer was wearing it

Tech 21-10-2018 Mashable 30

The New York Police Department is pulling thousands of body cameras from the field after one of them caught on fire while a police officer was wearing it.

The Daily Beast reports that a Vievu model LE-5 body camera “burst into flames” early Sunday morning while an officer was wearing it right outside a Staten Island police precinctAccording to the NYPD, “an officer retrieved a body-cam for deployment on a midnight tour and noticed there was smoke exiting from the bottom portal and immediately removed it. After it was safely removed, the device exploded.”

The officer wearing the faulty body camera was not injured. Read more...

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