Kansas City police to begin testing body-worn cameras

6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago September 27, 2016 Sep 27, 2016 Tuesday, September 27 2016 Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:06:34 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City police are getting ready to begin testing body cameras.

WDAF-TV (http://bit.ly/2d6qtbI ) reports that police started training officers to wear the cameras Monday. Across the country, pressure for officers to wear body cameras has grown since the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

For the next 90 days, at any given time, 25 Kansas City officers will be wearing the cameras while on duty to help commanders determine how much it will cost to store video from the cameras.

Police have been researching how best to roll out body cameras department-wide for more than a year. Police have borrowed 30 cameras for this test and say they'll spend less than $1,000 to train officers how to use the equipment.

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