Officers work as if cellphones always in picture


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Deputy Jason Wolls shows the small body camera he wears when making arrests and having motorists perform field sobriety tests. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

After a murder-suicide in Edinburgh, while some people got out phones to call 911, others pulled them out to start taking photos and videos as police arrived.

As officers were trying to find out what happened, they also had to direct people away from the crime scene in the middle of an intersection, a few of who were capturing the aftermath on their cellphones, Edinburgh Police Chief Dave Mann said.

Since just about everyone has a cellphone capable of snapping pictures or recording video, police are no strangers to being captured on film when making traffic stops or making an arrest out in public.

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