- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - Harris County commissioners have approved nearly $2 million from the county district attorney’s office to provide sheriff’s deputies and some Houston police officers with body cameras.

The county board Tuesday approved the money to bel be shared by the two law enforcement agencies.

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson offered the donation last week after a recent town meeting where she said residents asked police wear the devices in the wake of officer-involved shootings that have created tensions in Missouri and New York.

Anderson says she wants people to not be distrustful of law enforcement.

The cash is coming from civil forfeitures collected by her office. About 900 sheriff’s deputies will be outfitted. Houston police officials say they’ll be able to buy up to 800 cameras.

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