Juneau police officers begin using body cameras

Observant Juneau residents may have noticed that a few police officers are wearing an extra piece of gear: body cameras.

Officer Alex Smith has been using one for about a month now. Smith said he activates it every time he has an official contact.

"So, it could be six to 12 times a day," Smith said.

On this mild December day, Smith has the body camera magnetically attached to his chest on his fleece uniform.

"My primary area of focus is the core of the downtown area, oftentimes where a...

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