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Atlantic City officers to now wear body cameras during patrols

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City has joined the growing list of New Jersey towns where police are wearing body cameras during patrols.

Taser International Inc. says 20 agencies in New Jersey are now using its cameras. The company says it’s the largest provider of cameras to law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

More agencies could join soon if Gov. Chris Christie signs a bill in coming weeks that would require many police cars to have cameras mounted on them or officers to have wearable cameras.

In the community of Riverton, officers have been wearing the cameras for two years.

Chief John Shaw says they are so effective that his department is phasing out more expensive car-mounted recorders.