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August 22, 2017 - inconnu - An HD video camera that fixes to police guns and starts filming when the weapon is drawn , is set to provide vital evidence in law enforcement shootings.The 7.5 cms / three inch camera points in the same direction as the weapon.The US maker says it mean no more fumbling or forgetting to turn cameras on by officers,It follows a string of controversial police shootings across the States in the last year.The goal was to provide a solution to increase transparency, accountability, and public trust.It has been built by Viridian Weapon Technologies based in Minnesota.A spokesman said:â€ When a police officer draws a weapon, every second is crucial. â€œViridian wants to make sure that every second is captured.â€œThe recent scrutiny of police shootings, nationally and locally, prompted the company to develop a camera attachment for guns that could be used by police departments.â€The company calls the product Instant-On.As soon as the weapon leaves the holster, Instant-On automatically activates the camera.â€œThe camera records video and audio as soon as the gun is drawn.Viridian founder and president Brian Hedeen said: ''We wanted to apply the Instant-On technology to a camera for law enforcement.''As shootings kept happening in different cities we thought 'boy, this is something that's really needed by the public and by law enforcement.'''He hopes law enforcement will adopt the cameras because, unlike body cameras that are activated at the discretion of the officer, they capture footage of high pressure situations immediately.Hedeen said: ''Think about it as mandatory recording of every use of force incident - every time the gun is out,'' The device might have helped shed light on the shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.She died on July 15 after police were called to her Minneapolis home reporting a possible sex assault.Neither of the officers involved in the shooting had body cameras operating at the time the fatal shots w
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