Metro awarded $250,000 for body video cameras

The U.S. Department of Justice revealed a $250,000 grant for Metro’s body video cameras program Monday.

The grant, funded by the DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs, requires City to match the award and establish a strong implementation strategy and a durable training policy before acquiring electronic cameras or equipment.

City has actually currently adopted body-worn cam systems for some precincts and released its policies previously this month.

The company said it will deal with electronic camera video footage as a public record, much like police reports and other files. If the video is linked to an examination, nevertheless, City won’t release it right away. Such video footage would become public when it is utilized as evidence in a criminal case in open court.

City was one of 73 police departments in 32 states to share in the more than $19.3 million in financing from the federal firm.

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