Wauwatosa police officers begin wearing body cameras

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wauwatosa Police Department officers now have body cameras. 

The cameras will be used during any enforcement or investigative incident, according to a new release from the department. 

"The use of body worn cameras is intended to enhance the mission of the Wauwatosa Police Department by accurately capturing contacts between its personnel and the public," the department said in a Facebook post. 

The push for body cameras follows protests over former Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah. Mensah shot and killed three people in five years while on duty. 

Mensah was cleared of any wrong-doing in all three shootings. 

He now works for the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office. 

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