An Alabama sheriff says he’s considering using body cameras to help curb crime

An Alabama deputy who shot and killed a man in his patrol car says he is considering using the devices to curb crime.

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Chief Deputy John Fagan said he’s working with the Alabama Sheriff’s Office to use body cameras on officers and to create an online dashboard that would show when a crime is occurring.

Fagan said the department is using a video from the dashcam of a 2015 incident that involved a man who fled on foot.

He said it showed the officer fired three shots into the car, killing the man.

The video shows Fagan standing in front of the car and pointing the weapon at the car’s driver.

The dashboard shows he fired three more shots into a nearby SUV.

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