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Maui police to test body cameras on Halloween

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WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Maui police officers will be outfitted with body cameras this Halloween as part of a test to see whether the police department will eventually require officers to use the devices while on duty.

Maui News reports police will test the equipment on some of the officers assigned to Front Street in Lahaina. Police are anticipating a large turnout for the Front Street activities on Halloween.

The cameras are being provided by a vendor, as they were for testing earlier this year.

In April, 10 officers from the Wailuku, Kihei and Lahaina patrol districts volunteered to use the cameras that fit on uniforms or sunglasses.

Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu says that police are now looking to seek bids for the cost of the equipment to acquire about 125 cameras.

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