November 23, 2005
Soon every cop car in Charlottesville will have a camera.
Right now the city has cameras in a dozen patrol cars, but Charlottesville and Danville police applied for a grand that will equip every patrol car with a dashboard video camera.
Police said they are mainly used for D.U.I. and routine arrests, but these cameras are for everyone's protection.
"It's not only to protect the police officer but it's to protect visitors and residents alike. It's a way we can...keep our checks and balances in place," said Rick Barrick, from the City of Charlottesville.
The money for the cameras is part of a bill that should be signed by the President soon.