Viridian Attends Minnesota Chiefs of Police Foundation Expo
Viridian Weapon Technologies is in attendance at the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) 2022 Executive Training Institute & Law Enforcement Expo. The event will be held in Duluth, MN and runs from April 4 to April 7. Viridian (Booth #905) will feature its FACT Duty Gun Camera, the only product designed to show what really happened in an officer involved shooting.
The MCPA’s execute Training Institute (ETI) is a world-class training event and expo, attracting more than 400 law enforcement leaders from across Minnesota. The MCPA brings in national, regional and local experts to share information and insights on some of the most pertinent public safety topics today.
“The need to know what happened in an officer involved shooting remains paramount to public safety,” said Viridian President and CEO, Brian Hedeen. “Viridian’s WMC provides that clarity. The WMC is the only technology designed to capture an OIS from the unobstructed view of the gun, and footage from these WMCs continues to provide the critical evidence in court. We look forward to spending time with hundreds of law enforcement leaders from our home state of Minnesota.”
The Viridian WMC provided crucial evidence in an officer-involved shooting (OIS) trial in Vernon, Texas in 2020. The jury convicted the defendant of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public official. The WMC provided the critical evidence in the case by showing the defendant pointing a sawed-off shotgun at Vernon Police Corporal T.J. Session during an exchange of gunfire in which both Corporal Session and the defendant were shot and wounded.
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.
For more information, interested and qualified parties can call 800-990-9390 or email sales@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 accuracy, transparency, and ease-of-use innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators, gun cameras and several shooting accessories. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at ViridianWeaponTech.com.