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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

City Commissioners Move Forward with First 8 Police Worn Body Cameras

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Last updated 2/17/2021 at 12:15pm

After 90 minutes of passionate testimonials from citizens raising concerns about local police, Lake Wales city commissioners voted unanimously to implement a pilot program with eight police worn body cameras. Mayor Eugene Fultz predicted that eventually every officer in the city would be outfitted with a camera.

The commissioners approved a five-year commitment for the first eight cameras, which will cost $15,000 per year for the equipment, software, licensing and cloud storage. City Manager James Slaton said it would take about 6-8 weeks to receive the equipment, develop policy and train o...

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