Lewisburg police now wear body cameras

Village of Lewisburg purchased six body cameras for police officers. (Photo/Wolfcom)
Village of Lewisburg purchased six body cameras for police officers. (Photo/Wolfcom)

LEWISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Lewisburg police officers will now wear body cameras.

The village department purchased six Wolfcom body cameras.

“With all of the recent news stories of accusations against law enforcement, we thought it would be a good idea for our officers to get body cameras to protect our department and our village against any false allegations,” said Police Chief Richard McGee.

The Lewisburg Police Department has three full-time officers and 13 part-time officers.

The chief says the three full-time officers will each be issued a camera. The other officers will share the remaining three cameras.

The department says the cameras have been used for a few weeks now.

The usefulness of body cameras became clear this week after a fatal shooting involving a University of Cincinnati officer during a traffic stop.

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