The New York City Police Department has been trying to test and put on all the power with a body camera for years with the aim of targeting all officers until next year. The plan was to prevent a camera worn by a police officer on the island of St. Tag Island from smoking and flaming last night while the NYPD was investigating.
According to The Daily Beast the incident occurred around midnight on Staten Island, involving the Vievu model LE-5 camera. "An unexpected cigarette began to bloom and fell from the shirt to the ground," an official said. In a statement, the NYPD said, "I know what I can do," and that no one was injured when the battery exploded.
The NYPD says it is investigating the cause of the defect, according to a statement by police officer James O'Neill "Neill said," The continued use and distribution of LE-5 model cameras should be discontinued immediately. "The department said that police officers with LE- Daily Beast says that about 2,990 of the 15,500 cameras currently in use by the NYPD are affected.
We reached out to Vievu to give his opinion.