MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 6, 2020 – In April 2019, Vernon Texas Police Corporal T.J. Session was shot while making contact with a suspected felon. The incident took place in the middle of the day with a body cam, dash cam and Viridian’s FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™) all present. Session was injured in the incident but was also able to shoot the perpetrator. Session has recovered and is back on duty. In the trial almost a year later, the gun camera provided crucial evidence that led the jury to sentence the defendant to 40 years in prison. After the trial, Viridian created a time-synched video showing the incident unfold from the body camera and gun camera simultaneously.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 11, 2020 – The Kit Carson County Sheriff’s Office has deployed the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™). Sheriff Tom Ridnour has been working to equip his force for modern policing over the last year. Every sworn deputy of the Eastern Colorado county now has a Weapon-Mounted Camera in the field to compliment body cameras.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 20, 2020 – Earlier this year, evidence from the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™) was presented for the first time in an officer-involved shooting (OIS) trial. The social media power and public interest in Weapon-Mounted Cameras became evident after news of the trial in Vernon, Texas broke. The video of the incident, including a direct comparison of incident gun camera footage to body cam footage, has been viewed more than five million times on YouTube and was shared with a world-wide audience of more than 75 million people through mainstream media coverage.