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Memphis police camera rollout slowed by technical problems

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis police officials say the delayed rollout of body-worn cameras for city police officers has been further slowed by problems with the technology.

News outlets report interim police director Michael Rallings announced the second phase of camera installments is being delayed because the department did not anticipate the technical problems.

The concerns include problems with the cameras' docking station in the cars as well as issues with transmitting the data to the car's computer.

Rallings says 400 cars and 28 officers were recently equipped with cameras as part of the first stage of the rollout.

Memphis planned to have officers equipped with cameras by late last year, but Mayor Jim Strickland postponed the deployment after taking office in January, saying the necessary staffing, policies and procedures were not in place.

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