- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Police officers in Akron will be testing body cameras for about two months starting in January.

The city will try out 30 cameras at no cost. It’s part of a deal with the makers of the cameras.

Police Chief James Nice tells the Akron Beacon Journal (https://bit.ly/1yCTQUy ) that he thinks the cameras will help protect police officers and resident.

Departments around the country are increasingly turning to the cameras to document their actions.

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to provide money for body cameras and training.

Cleveland plans to spend $1.6 million for cameras for 1,000 front-line officers.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com

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