Cops Say Digital Video Cheaper And Better

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A TiVo-style digital video system makes it easier for officers to record lawbreakers and avoid frivolous lawsuits while saving them valuable storage space, says the Associated Press. The Tyler, Tx., Police Department, 90 miles east of Dallas, outfitted its 60 patrol cars with systems that take a steady stream of video. "Now that I've got them on video, I figure, `Let's go to court, I'd be happy to play them for you,' " said Tyler officer John Weavers. Tyler, population 83,000 people, is one of seven police departments using a digital video system from IBM . . .

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