According to an Aurora police report, Paul Thorne was on duty and wearing one of the code enforcement division’s new body cameras Dec. 28 when he called two different prostitutes
While police officers around the country — including the bulk of Aurora patrol officers — have worn body cameras for several years, Hankins said the use of the devices is much less common among code and animal control officers. The pilot program for the Aurora code and animal control officers could be among the first in the country.
“We’ve had great success with the traffic officers. As soon as they’re on the traffic stop, they’re flipping up the on-off switch and recording the event,” he said.
Aurora cops say the cameras, which cost about $900 each, are especially popular with officers because they can quickly quash any bogus accusations of misconduct