Body Cameras

Body cameras used by Buffalo Police. November 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
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November 07, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Thursday, the Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a 5-year body camera program to be rolled out within the Erie County Sheriff's Office. Total cost for the program is roughly $1.6 million over the next five years, and that will cover the cost of 209 body cameras. Proud...
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Body cameras used by Buffalo Police. November 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 01, 2019 - 2:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Three local police departments were reimbursed $238,000 from the New York State Attorney General's Office for body cameras. Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday that the Buffalo Police Department, Niagara Falls Police Department, and Amherst Police Departments were...
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Mike Baggerman
October 31, 2019 - 1:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is ready to enter into an agreement with Axon to bring 209 body cameras to the department. The sheriff’s office told the Erie County Legislature during Thursday’s public safety committee meeting that they will spend $1.6 million on the body...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
September 23, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Could New York State Police be the next police force to receive body cameras. According to Spectrum News , the union that represents state police doesn't oppose a push to require troopers to wear the body worn cameras. State Senator Patrick Gallivan said there's no question...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
July 18, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County lawmakers took a small step forward in the implementation of body cameras for the sheriff's department. During the regularly scheduled public safety committee meeting, the legislature unanimously approved an amendment on a resolution which would provide $600,000...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
March 14, 2019 - 3:26 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Body cameras were the subject of Thursday's Public Safety Committee meeting in the Erie County Legislature. Members of the Erie County Sheriff's Office, including Sheriff Tim Howard, were pressed about why the department hasn't implemented body cameras despite mounting...
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February 19, 2019 - 10:07 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union's argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
February 13, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard told WBEN that his office is still entertaining the idea of issuing body-worn cameras in the future. "The topic remains open," Howard told WBEN at an event in Geneseo recently. "We have had some recent inquiries about the expense of the use of...
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WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger
Mike Baggerman
January 02, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The City of Buffalo Police Department unveiled its official body camera program policy for its officers on Wednesday afternoon. Select members of the department began the use of the body cameras at the start of the month, with the entire force expected to have the body...
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Buffalo residents weigh in on the police department's upcoming use of body cameras. December 5, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
December 05, 2018 - 9:19 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Wednesday’s public forum at the Merriweather Library in the City of Buffalo highlighted the pros and cons of the Buffalo Police Department’s upcoming use of body-worn cameras. The forum, which was attended by about two dozen members of the Buffalo community, provided a...
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