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Charlotte to Buy Body Cameras for All Patrol Officers

January 27, 2015  | 

Monday night the Charlotte City Council voted unanimously in favor of body cameras for all Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers. The vote came after close to an hour of back and forth discussion about the close to $7 million over five years that the cameras will end up costing.

"We have to make a decision of whether we support the cameras and accept the funding structure we don't like," said Council Member Ed Driggs. "Or else vote against it and look like we don't support the cameras."

Chief Rodney Monroe says people expect a lot from his department and body cameras will only improve the relationship between the two.

"Not only gives the citizens a sense of confidence as it relates to engagements with police, but also the police officer," Monroe said.

Training for officers will start in March and they hope to be using the cameras in the field by September, WCNC TV reports.


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Arby @ 1/28/2015 5:38 AM

Good. I think the cameras are a great idea. Since you have until September before they roll out, take this time to research and employ a solid SOP addressing privacy, viewing, storage and redacting issues and take a good look at your public records law and make whatever changes you can if needed. Just one off the wall request can bury you in time and money.

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