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NYPD pulls 2,990 body cameras after one catches fire

29 days ago   |   By Engadget

The NYPD's plan to outfit every officer with body cameras has run into trouble. The department has pulled about 2,990 Vievu LE-5 cameras across the city after one officer's camera caught fire near a Staten Island precinct. There's a "possible product...
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The NYPD is pulling thousands of body cameras after one ‘burst into flames'

The NYPD is pulling thousands of body cameras after one ‘burst into flames'

29 days ago   |   By The Verge

The New York City Police Department has been working for years to test and outfit its entire force with body cameras, with a goal of having one for every officer by next year. That plan appears to have hit a snag: a camera worn by an officer in Staten Island last night began smoking and “burst into flames,” prompting the NYPD to pull them from use while it investigates.
According to The Daily Beast , the incident occurred around midnight in Staten Island, and involved a Vievu model LE-5 camera. An official told the publication that “It unexpectedly began to smoke and fell from his shirt to...
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