Police body-cams often seem designed to fail at just the right moment, but this plucky little fellow got a bit ahead of itself.
Police in New York have been told to stop using some of their body-worn cameras after one of them exploded.
On Saturday, a night officer noticed smoke coming out of their camera and took it off. It then exploded, the NYPD said in a statement.
It ordered officers to stop using the Vievu LE-5 camera out of "an abundance of caution".
Here's the product page for the Vievu LE-5.
The supply contract, including service and evidence management software and servers, puts the per-unit cost at $2133. Two thousand, one hundred and thirty three American dollars. It looks like Vievu does a good job keeping them out of retail but you can pick up its models for about $400 on eBay.
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