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Chinese Police Get Cap-Mounted Cameras


By David Perera April 19, 2007

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Chinese police officers are trying out cap-mounted video cameras, reports the online news service Ananova.

The flashlight-shaped cameras, which weigh less than two ounces, have 1 gigabyte of storage, enough to record about 1 hour of video, according to the article, which cites Xinhua, the official China state news agency. About 100 policemen in the city of Chongquing have been outfitted with the cameras.

The police chief for Chongquing said the cameras could gather evidence to refute lawsuits against the police and could be edited for television, according to Ananova.

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