Glendale police stand behind body cameras

Video cleared officer in shooting on I-75
Posted at 6:35 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 19:09:08-04

GLENDALE, Ohio – There's no controversy over police body cameras in Glendale, unlike Baton Rouge.

After a police shooting killed an unarmed black man in the Louisiana capital this week, authorities there are facing additional  questions about the officers' body cameras.  Officials say the cameras fell off the officers during the incident.

(WARNING: The video contains language and images some might find disturbing.)

Glendale police put their trust in body cameras. They used body-camera video in March to get answers in their investigation after an officer shot a man who came at him with a knife.

 "It's the greatest evidence," says Glendale Officer Stephen Cordes.

 The video below cleared Officer Josh Hillingin the shooting of Javier Pablo Aleman during the knife incident along I-75.

(WARNING: The video contains language and images some might find disturbing.)

"You're there with the officer while the incident is taking place and you see everything the officer sees. You hear everything the officer hears," Cordes said.

Cordes says body cameras can fall off and that's to keep officers safe.

"It can happen, especially in a physical altercation," Cordes said.

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Unless the camera is broken, the video can still be used as evidence - depending on the situation.

Cincinnati police are expected to start wearing body cameras next month, and they say theirs are designed to come off, too,  for the safety of the officer.

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