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CLEVELAND – The Fox 8 I-Team has exclusive Cleveland police body camera video, and it shows what happens when police come into your home, with cameras rolling.
The body camera video helps give people an idea of exactly what police are dealing with on the streets.
Cleveland police officers in the second and fourth districts began wearing cameras earlier this year. All city officers will be wearing the body cameras by the end of the year.
People have been asking about their privacy when police have body cameras on, now the I-Team has obtained video from the kind of calls coming from homes most often.
The video shows Cleveland police officers scramble to a domestic violence call in February wearing body cameras.
The video was released after an I-Team records request filed month ago.
“I want to let you know I have a camera on,” the officer can be heard saying on the video. “Is it alright if I come into your home? I will be videotaping.”
The woman told the officer it was OK. The policy on the body cameras states that unless there is a crime in progress officers will give people the option of allowing them to record in your home.
If you don’t want police recording in your home, they’ll likely ask you to step outside.
The body cameras also give us a rare look inside the city jail. First, where people get hauled in and where people get processed, fingerprints taken, and belongings and money cataloged.