In Heated Discussion Commissioners Split on Police Body Cameras
Last updated 6/10/2020 at 10:07am
Body worn cameras for Lake Wales police officers got put on the back burner during a budget workshop June 3, but not without heated discussion and passionate disagreements among city commissioners.
Commissioners Terrye Howell and Curtis Gibson advocated for body cameras to be a budget priority, but Mayor Eugene Fultz, who previously supported them, cited budget concerns and his doubts that cameras would resolve issues between police and citizens.
Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson opposed body cameras, calling them symbols of distrust: "I would rather tackle the trust issues. If we have to go to bod...