Jason Pohl Arizona Republic Published 11:36 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 No department video exists showing the nighttime scuffle-turned-shooting that left a rookie Arizona trooper-in-training dead. Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers are not equipped with on-body cameras, and not all DPS vehicles have dash cameras. That’s paradoxical, especially for an agency headed by an early camera-adopter when the body-worn video technology was first rolled out to law enforcement across the country. Juries increasingly expect video in high-profile cases, and law enforcement — especially in the Phoenix area — have seen a surge in assaults on cops and police shootings this year but can lack the visuals to show the public what they say they’re up against. “I think there’s a lot of value in them (cameras),” Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead told The Arizona Republic after one of his troopers, Tyler Edenhofer, was fatally shot July 25 along Interstate 10. “But we’ve just never found the financial support.” Budgeting for a camera program in an organization the size of DPS would be a multi-million dollar effort, requiring support from state lawmakers who sign-off on the budget. It’s no easy task, especially given the other priorities in terms of staffing and other equipment. But the reason why DPS doesn’t… Read full this story
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