BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Deputies in the Brookings County sheriff’s office are now equipped with body cameras they say will make their work more transparent.
KSFY-TV reports ( ) the eastern South Dakota sheriff’s office is the latest law enforcement group to equip its officers with cameras.
Deputy Shawn Hostler says the cameras hold law enforcement more accountable but also let the public know their actions are subject to scrutiny. He says the cameras will eliminate the “he said, she said” routine officers go through.
Law enforcement offices across the state and country have been moving to use body cameras following several high-profile officer involved shootings over the last year.
Information from: KSFY-TV,