Ga. parole officers considering body cameras

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is testing the use of officer body cameras


By Chris Shaw
FOX Atlanta

ATLANTA — The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is testing the use of officer body cameras, and they gave FOX 5 a look at what agency leaders say has been a successful trial.

The cameras are the same type that local police departments in Snellville and Atlanta, and departments all over the country are investing in, to record potential use of force cases.

"We have a little different idea," Phil Sellers, who runs the agency's IT department, says.

The cameras in his department are being used to record officer interaction with parolees. The nearly 400 state officers check in on offenders released from prison, to make sure they are doing what they need to complete their parole.

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