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      Gadsden Police officers will wear cameras

      The Gadsden Police Department is getting an extra set of high-tech eyes. Every officer will be equipped with a lapel camera that records audio and video.

      The tool goes hand in hand with a dozen cars that are now outfitted with cameras as well.

      At least one patrolman firmly believes it is a good tool to provide a record of evidence, protecting the public and the officer.

      Officers turn the cameras on when answering a call or when interacting with the public.

      A federal grant paid half the cost of the cameras, with the rest of the money coming from undesignated funds.

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