- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has become the latest California law agency to adopt body cameras for its officers.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/1z707La) that the Northern California county decided Tuesday to equip all its 241 deputies with the lapel cameras.

County supervisors approved the $1.2 million contract.

The decision comes a year after a deputy’s fatal shooting of a 13-year-old Sonoma County boy spurred debate in the county. Several other law enforcement agencies in Sonoma County and around the country are looking at body cameras in the wake of high-profile uses of deadly force by authorities.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com


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