Just went with a collection of stories. This is a little like a Golden Corral buffet without the ice cream.
TASER has announced that the Mesa Police Department is expanding its Body-Worn Video Program with TASER’s AXON flex cameras. They have placed an order to purchase 300 AXON body-worn cameras over the next five years. The first order includes 100 cameras and a five-year subscription to EVIDENCE.com which allows them to store the video using the backend digital evidence management system as well as several docking stations. That allows officers to automatically charge and upload their video footage after each shift.
During a one-year pilot program, Mesa Police Department tested 50 of TASER’s AXON Flex cameras and found that officers equipped with the on-officer body cameras experienced a 40% decrease in complaints and a 75% decrease in use of force complaints. (Briefing.com)
Next, the Albemarle County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office has added a new staff member. (Daily Progress)
Theo, the Labrador Retriever, is the office’s new courthouse dog. He was originally trained to be a wheelchair assistance dog. According to the office press release, Theo was selected to work in the office because of his ability to “defuse and de-stress” intense situations, according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Matt Quatrara. Theo is expected to serve as a calming presence, to bring comfort and support to victims and witnesses being interviewed by the office.
Finally, did you see that the US Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations that are owned by Washington’s NFL Redskins? The pressure continues to mount on owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of the “Redskins”. (USA Today) How about this idea for Snyder that is being floated? Change the logo to show some red skin potatoes? OK… I can see you shaking your head. Maybe not?
And for pic o’ day we turn to some poor GPS car accessory choices: