Flagstaff police to be outfitted with cameras

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Flagstaff police say officers will start wearing body cameras purchased during the summer.

Sgt. Margaret Bentzen says the department is training to outfit all patrol officers with the Axon Flex Body Camera.

The Flagstaff City Council approved payment for the cameras in July.

Bentzen says video from officers' perspectives is essential for investigative and enforcement activities. She says the video will mean more effective prosecution and greater transparency.

Axon cameras are manufactured by Taser.

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