The 12 Axon body cameras from TASER International have a total price tag of $4,827.95, according to MLive.com.
The majority of the purchase price is covered by a $4,119 U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant secured by the Saginaw Police Department.
… The remaining $708.95 of the purchase will come from the department’s drug forfeiture fund, [Saginaw Police Chief Robert] Ruth said.
According to a memo prepared for City Council on the purchase, the intent of equipping city officers with cameras is “to allow for more thorough information sharing, interdiction and disruption, on-scene security and protection.”
“It gives accountability to the citizens and the police department,” Ruth told MLive.com.
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