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Minneapolis looks to add more body cameras for police

June 11, 2019 10:27 PM

There is a strong chance Minneapolis will have every police officer on the street wearing body cameras in the near future.

The Minneapolis Police Department wants an additional 200 body cameras in order to equip all 900 street officers with the videotaping devices.

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The additional cameras are expected to cost $5.3 million. 


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Cmdr. Travis Glampe said this addition to the body camera program will improve safety for officers and the public.

"In the near future, our squad cars will synch up with the body cameras," Glampe said.  "And that means when the emergency lights are turned on, when an officer gets in his or her squad car, the body camera will automatically turn on."

The City Council's Public Safety Committee is expected to approve the plan Wednesday morning. If passed by the committee, the measure will go before the full council on June 21. 

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