One week into the monthlong testing of body cameras on a group of Austin police officers, the department is hoping to outfit all officers with the new devices.
“People were very curious about it,” said senior police officer Michael Schultheis, one of nine members of the force who had the digital eye attached to his uniform last weekend. “They wanted to know what they system looked like and why we were carrying the camera.”
The officer is testing a camera from Taser called the Axon . It’s one of nine being tested from four different manufactures.