The Axon camera system from TASER–a head-worn police camera that allows users to literally peer around corners by simply holding the lens in the right place–is close to a role in a new “COPS”-type reality show, according to the company.
TASER’s Axon system won a Government Video Expo SALUTE award in 2008.
Axon was honored with a SALUTE award at Government Video EXPO 2008 following its introduction. More recently, TASER has developed a remote storage system, at the Website evidence.com, in which officers can automatically upload camera images and other data into a secure, off-site location.
In the program, head-mounted cams would enable viewers to see the action from the officer’s point of view as opposed to relying on additional cameras to capture footage.
The working title of the show, is “POV-PD.”
Axon, along with evidence.com, helped exonerate a police officer involved in a fatal shooting in Fort Smith, Ark., on Nov. 11.
“This new technological tool recorded the entire incident by both audio and video. Though there are several third-party witnesses, as well as the officers’ own recollections of some of the events leading up to the weapons discharge, this technology enabled this office to observe what happened with complete objectivity,” local prosecutor Daniel Shue said of the Axon.
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