Florida Police to Use Taser Cameras

Police frequently use dashboard cameras to record traffic stops and high-speed chases, but one local department announced plans to put cameras on another tool.

The Kissimmee Police Department is expected to announce on Thursday that it will be the first force in Central Florida to equip Taser guns with cameras, WESH 2 News reported.

Taser International is touting the new devices as a way to cut down on false claims of police brutality with the controversial stun guns. An Orlando attorney, who has represented more than 20 people who claimed they were victims of Taser abuse, said the cameras should be a big help.

"It's definitely needed, especially within bigger departments, because they are in a crisis mode having to deal with so many complaints," Tom Luka said.

There's no word yet on when other local police departments plan to add cameras to Taser guns.

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