Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Grand Juries are Recommending How Counties Spend Money

Case in point, Hancock County:

From Sun Herald
  • A Hancock County jury wants body-worn cameras for all patrol officers with the sheriff's office and the Bay St. Louis, Waveland and Diamondhead police departments.The grand jury made the recommendation in its final report for a six-month term that started in August and ended earlier this month.
    The recommendation asks that "all political entities" look into funding so all patrol officers can wear body cams.

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Waveland Police Chief Dave Allen expressed concern over the cost, which is much more than just the purchase of  a body cam.

  •  "Everyone tends to behave better when an officer is wearing a body cam and the public knows it," Waveland Police Chief Dave Allen told the Sun Herald.The costs of the body cams, though, isn't the key financial issue, police chiefs say. Paying to store the data is the largest cost.

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