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Walbridge Police test out new pocket camera

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Police officers in Walbridge are testing out new kind of camera that they say will cut back on crime.

The new camera is smaller than a key, and an officer can wear it on their pocket. They say having an extra set of eyes will make a big difference on the streets.

"[With] DUIs, we're going to catch that person slurring, we're going to catch that person on camera wobbling," said Jeffrey Goetz, Jr., an investigator with the Walbridge Police Department.

Goetz also says the camera will help in drug busts.

"When we find drugs in a vehicle, there's no question because this will pick up everything that I find when I search a vehicle," he said. "If I pull marijuana out of a center console, there's no question where it came from…Since the camera doesn't lie, criminals can't lie about what happens on the scene."

Police are testing the camera out to see if they will buy more. Officers say it helps them complete reports faster and more accurately.

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