Yuma police getting digital video systems in patrol cars

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YUMA - The Yuma Police Department has begun installing digital video systems in some of its patrol cars.

The cameras will be used to record traffic stops and other contacts with the public. They'll also be linked to the patrol car's radar system.

Sgt. Scott Legros, who drives the only patrol car currently equipped with the new digital video system, says he would like to see all patrol cars outfitted with them.

The new system also has rear-facing interior camera mounted above a rear passenger door to record the back seat of the vehicle.