Taser Axon Body Camera, 2013

Summary

Body-worn cameras are meant to increase transparency and accountability between law enforcement and civilians. Promotion of this technology coincided with the rise of social unrest in Ferguson, MO and the Black Lives Matter activist campaign, which protested the deaths of several African-American citizens under police restraint. Government grants encouraged adoption of these cameras in police departments beginning in 2015.

Body-worn cameras are meant to increase transparency and accountability between law enforcement and civilians. Promotion of this technology coincided with the rise of social unrest in Ferguson, MO and the Black Lives Matter activist campaign, which protested the deaths of several African-American citizens under police restraint. Government grants encouraged adoption of these cameras in police departments beginning in 2015.

Artifact

Camcorder

Date Made

2013

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2015.106.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Stephen Tuttle, founding team member of TASER International.

Material

Plastic
Metal

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 in  (camera)

Width: 4 in  (camera)

Length: 1.25 in  (camera)

Height: 2.75 in  (attachment clips)

Width: .875 in  (attachment clips)

Length: .375 in  (attachment clips)

Height: 4.25 in  (box)

Width: 5.313 in  (box)

Length: 5.313 in  (box)

Inscriptions

on bottom of camera: 1568 on front of box: TASER on bottom of box: MADE FOR iPod iPhone / iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. / 2013 TASER International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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