CLEVELAND, Ohio-- The FOX 8 I-Team has learned interactions between police and protesters now have a better chance of being caught on camera during the Republican National Convention.
The TASER company is going to loan Cleveland special mounts so that officers in riot gear can wear body cameras.
Previously, police had said officers in riot gear would not be able to wear their body cameras since there was no way to put the cameras on that gear. But the I-Team received an email from a
spokesperson for TASER which makes the body cameras used by Cleveland Police. TASER says it reached out to Cleveland Police and will loan the body camera mounts for use Convention week.
Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis is very happy to hear this. He thinks it's critical to have police activity captured on video.
Without the body cameras on officers in riot gear, police were planning to have a special unit of people roaming around with video cameras. However, officers pointed out, those videographers would likely not capture key interactions at the start of an incident.