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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Commissioners to Consider Full Implementation of Police Body Cameras

Approved Pilot May be Expanded to All Officers Interacting with Public


Last updated 5/3/2021 at 11:18am

When the Lake Wales City Commission on Feb. 16 approved a pilot program to purchase eight police worn body cameras, Mayor Eugene Fultz predicted that eventually every officer would wear one. Now less than three months later commissioners may be moving forward with full implementation.

City Manager James Slaton is recommending the purchase of 24 additional body cameras for a total of 32, which would make them available to all officers who regularly interact with the public. Now six months into the city's annual budget, Slaton said he is comfortable that without dipping into reserves the cit...

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