Inside Look at NYPD Crisis Training with Body Cams

(FOX 5 NEWS) – The fatal police shooting of Miguel Richards in the Bronx was the first captured by NYPD body cameras. It showed us what happens when officers confront an emotionally disturbed person with a weapon. The NYPD believes the new technology combined with crisis intervention training will make it safer for everyone.

The NYPD gave me an exclusive opportunity to wear a body camera and experience this cutting-edge training first hand with some sergeants. The body camera itself is about the size of a pack of cigarettes and is clipped on securely to the uniform.

So far, 860 officers have been trained with them, according to Assistant Chief Matthew Pontillo.

Read more from Lisa Evers and Fox 5 News [HERE].