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Louisville Metro Police purchase 988 body cameras

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The company TASER International says the department has ordered 988 cameras and related equipment for LMPD. The company TASER International says the department has ordered 988 cameras and related equipment for LMPD.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Metro Police Department is getting ready to deploy body cameras for its officers.

The company TASER International says the department has ordered 988 cameras and related equipment. The company announced Tuesday it had received an order by LMPD for its full line of wearable cameras and digital evidence management solutions.

Officers in the fifth division are to be the first to use the cameras, though it's too soon to say when.

"The Louisville Metro Police Department has selected the TASER Axon Flex camera system and the EVIDENCE.com storage and management system for use for its body-worn video needs," said Major Robert Schroeder of the Louisville Metro Police Department. "LMPD is excited to move forward with this camera project and deploy the first group of cameras to LMPD's Fifth Division officers. The Louisville Metro Police Department has also selected the MediaSolv digital evidence management solution for the storage and management of LMPD's digital evidence."

Just this week, officers in Jeffersonville, Indiana, started wearing the body cameras on duty, after a week of training.

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