- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Riverside County officials have approved a test purchase of body cameras to be worn by sheriff’s deputies.

The Press-Enterprise reports https://bit.ly/13I2RDV supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday for an initial outlay of $384,000 to buy 165 cameras.

The devices will cost about $1,115 each. The rest of the money will pay for video storage.

Officials say cameras are a useful, practical tool for enhancing public trust and generating video and audio evidence.

The cameras initially will be worn only by deputies at the Jurupa Valley station. If the test there is successful, deputies countywide could be outfitted.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com

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