A New York senator who is a former New York City police officer is pushing to put mini-cameras on police handguns to help sort out contested police shootings such as those in the cases of Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo.
Sen. Eric Adams, a Brooklyn Democrat, is drumming up support for the cameras that would cost $695 each. He said New York would be the first to mandate the cameras.
The camera would follow the gun barrel's movement and include a laser pointer and a light.
The camera and lights would start just over a second after a handgun is pulled from a holster. A police officer could turn off the lights, but the camera and optional audio recording would continue.
The New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association had no immediate comment.
NYPD Mini Gun Cam