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Grass Valley Exploring Body Cameras For Police

Many believe that if police in Ferguson, Missouri had body-warn cameras, we would know what happened, and if the shooting of Michael Brown was justified. So what about those cameras for local law enforcement? Grass Valley City Manager Bob Richardson says they’re looking into that…

Listen to Bob Richardson 1

Police Chief John Foster says the cameras would not only provide evidence of possible officer wrongdoing, but also could defend the department against false claims. Foster says, one problem, though, is that the technology is changing rapidly…

Listen to John Foster 1

But what about the cost? Foster says Measure N funds could take care of that…

Listen to John Foster 2

Foster says it’s not only the cost of the camera, but also the storage of the video. Richardson says they haven’t gotten to the budgetary part yet…

Listen to Bob Richardson 2

Foster says he will be talking with other agencies that use the cameras–he says Truckee P-D has them and is in their second year with them.

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