State officials have teamed up with the NAACP on a new bill that would outfit every law enforcement officer in Utah with a body camera.
Representative Dan McCay of Riverton and NAACP Tri-State President Jeanetta Williams are writing a bill that would make body cameras mandatory for every officer in the state, according to Fox 13 in Salt Lake City.
Representative Dan McCay of Riverton and NAACP Tri-State President Jeanetta Williams are working together to write a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would require all police officers in the state to wear body cameras on the job.
… According to Williams, early estimates show the cost of body cameras range from about $250 to $475 per officer.
There were approximately 4,800 officers in the state, according to a 2008 U.S. Census report, which brings the total to about $1.2 million.
“Body cams are really the best opportunity for us to be in the officer’s shoes, so that we can see and make a decision or watch the decision they made unfold,” McCay told Fox 13. “It’s important,” he continued. “I think we have an opportunity here to make a difference in the public trust and to help our officers do their job.”
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State officials have teamed up with the NAACP on a new bill that would outfit…
by Tactical-Life / Oct 17, 2014