Police Department adds body cameras

More than three years ago, I first advocated as a district commissioner that the city equip police officers with body cameras. I’m pleased to announce that this is finally occurring.

I have wanted body cameras on all officers in light of the increased scrutiny that police actions are receiving nationally.

The cameras create transparency by documenting the interactions between officers and civilians. The recording can be reviewed when questions arise and will be useful in the collection of evidence and witness statements. These cameras not only protects citizens from wrongful conduct by officers, but they protect officers from disingenuous accusations.

The city started a pilot program in the summer of 2017 testing a couple different types of cameras systems on a select group of officers. The Police Department recently chose the one believed to work best and now is in the process of purchasing cameras for everyone.

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