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Elkhart Police testing out body cameras

A lot of the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri came down to he-said, she-said, and many people think this all could have been avoided if there was video evidence. 

Following the grand jury's decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson, Michael Brown's family is pushing for law enforcement to wear body cameras.

And that's exactly what Elkhart Police Department has been working to do for the last couple months. 

They are still in a trial phase, but officials say the new equipment is working out great. 

The video from the body-cam shows a lot more than a normal dash-cams are able to show.  

With the Elkhart Police Department's relationship with the local citizens already strained, officials hope the new equipment will bring more transparency to their day to day duties.  

"Overall it shows what we do, we don't hide anything, this shows exactly what we're out doing, it shows how people are interacting with us, and it shows how we interact with the community," says Sergeant Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department.  

Officials hope to have their whole crew outfitted with the equipment in the near future. 
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