DOJ to Give 50 Police Departments Grants for Body Cameras

DOJ to Give 50 Police Departments Grants for Body Cameras

Loretta Lynch has announced a new body camera pilot program

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a new body camera pilot program on Friday that will give up to 50 police departments matching funds to help buy body cameras and teach officers how to use them, according to a report.

 

The pilot program is the first part of the $75 million body camera initiative proposed by the White House last year, and will give out a total of $19 million to mostly small police departments across the country.

 

These federal funds will not cover the cost of storing the footage gathered in the field, which is the most costly part of the program. Another $1 million will be reserved so the Bureau of Justice Statistics can evaluate the effectiveness of the program.

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