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August 5, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Bellingham police to wear video cameras

The Associated Press

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham police will start wearing cameras to record certain arrests and interactions with the public.

Police tested the cameras during the first three months of the year. Police Chief Cliff Cook told a city council committee meeting Monday that people were less argumentative when they were told they were being recorded.

The Bellingham Herald reports police plan to sign a three-year $130,000 contract for the cameras and video storage. The contract is with Taser International, the same company that makes stun guns.

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