PATCHOGUE - Local leaders met with Patchogue residents Monday night to discuss the possible introduction of body cameras for village police.

It comes in the wake of several high profile deaths at the hands of police, including those of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

Pastor Dwight Walter said the cameras will help fill in a "conspicuous lack of evidence" related to such deaths.

A spokesperson for Suffolk County Police said in a statement that they had no plans to issue body cameras to their officers.