Houston City Council approves police body cameras

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The Houston City Council has approved the use of body cameras for Houston Police Department officers following a vote on Wednesday.

The cameras will be manufactured by WatchGuard Video, a company that touts itself as "the world’s largest manufacturer of law enforcement video systems, supplying in-car and wearable video solutions to nearly 1/3rd of all Law Enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada." The company's production facility is located in the north Texas city of Allen.