- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Police in Smyrna are considering equipping police with body cameras nearly a month after officers fatally shot a man while delivering an arrest warrant.

Officials have said Smyrna police Sgt. Kenneth Owens shot 23-year-old Nicholas Taft Thomas on March 25 at a Goodyear store. Police say Thomas drove a Maserati toward officers as they tried to serve him a warrant for a parole violation. Owens has been placed on an administrative leave.

The Marietta Daily Journal (https://bit.ly/1DswoM0) reports Smyrna Police Chief David Lee suggested buying body cameras at a work session in April. City council members have expressed concerns about privacy and technical issues. The discussion about body cameras hasn’t reached a consensus.

A city council member says purchasing 75 cameras would cost the city $68,000.


Information from: Marietta Daily Journal, https://mdjonline.com/

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