Lexington council approves $2.6M for police body cameras
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The Lexington Urban County Council has approved a $2.6 million, five-year contract for body cameras for Lexington police.
Police officials tell the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1OncqOO) that the new Taser Axon cameras will likely arrive in late June, when the first 100 officers will be outfitted with the body cameras. In total, 400 officers will get the cameras. Each officer will receive two cameras.
Lexington police say they will have a press conference and an educational campaign when they begin using the cameras.
The $2.6 million contract, approved Thursday, also covers storage costs for the video from the cameras.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com
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