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New York police body-worn cameras recalled after explosion

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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”.

The force has about 3,000 of these cameras, but also has more than 10,000 other cameras that are not affected.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he wants every patrol officer to wear a body camera by the end of 2019.

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