body camera


variants or less commonly body cam or bodycam
: a video camera that is worn on clothing and used to continuously record activity in front of the wearer
Americans are deeply divided over race relations and police use of force. One thing they don't seem to be divided over, however, is support for police body cameras.Tom Knight

Examples of body camera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police body camera footage gets released The Pittsburg Police Department’s confrontation with Porter lasted more than 20 hours, the department said in a March 2022 news release. Julia Marnin, Sacramento Bee, 29 May 2024 Officers wore body cameras, and the Police Department will make video available to the public after it is reviewed, the department said. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2024 Officials believe the officers exploited the department’s relaxed body camera review policy, which requires supervisors to review only a small fraction of the footage recorded every month. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 Police body camera footage shows the retired school bus overturned in a field outside Dunnellon, Florida, on Tuesday. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for body camera 

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Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of body camera was in 1993

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“Body camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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