Viridian® Gun Camera Captures Another Officer-Involved Shooting
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – March 8, 2021 – The FACT Duty® Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC®) from Viridian Weapon Technologies has recorded another officer-involved shooting. Viridian representatives have been informed that the gun camera footage of the incident, which occurred on February 26, is proving to be an important asset in the investigation. More information will follow as additional details are disclosed.
“Any officer-involved shooting sets in motion the complicated process of piecing together what happened,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “While we are never happy to hear about these tragic events, we are encouraged to be informed by officials that the WMC attached to the officer’s gun automatically activated when the weapon was drawn from the officer’s holster. Once again, Viridian’s WMC has captured HD footage of a critical incident from an unobstructed angle.”
The WMC addresses limitations officers can face with body cameras. Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for this purpose. The highly advanced WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment.
More information on WMCs can be found at ViridianWeaponTech.com/FACT-Duty-Learn-More.
For more information, contact Kevin Skalicky: Kevin@ViridianWeaponTech.com.
About Viridian Weapon Technologies
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Weapon Technologies is devoted to applying cutting-edge technology to design compact, powerful self-defense products for the civilian, military and law enforcement markets. Viridian is the leader in weapon-mounted technology and responsible for a number of firearm innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators and several shooting accessories including the TacLoc® Holsters. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at ViridianWeaponTech.com.
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