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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

City Commission to Look at Pilot Program for Police Body Cameras


Last updated 1/27/2021 at 6:19pm


Lake Wales city commissioners agreed Jan. 19 to hold off on full implementation of a police worn body camera initiative and instead consider a more limited pilot program.

City Manager James Slaton said body cameras, other equipment, software license and storage for 32 police officers would cost about $93,350 up front and about $45,000 per year after that. He also said the police department would need to hire a technician to manage the videos to be used at trial, redact confidential information and respond to public records requests – at a cost of about $40,000 per year for salary and ben...

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