- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - The Durham Police Department will begin using body cameras soon and officials want feedback from the public about a draft policy proposal.

Deputy Chief Anthony Marsh tells local media outlets the cameras haven’t yet been picked and details still need to be worked out, but that he expects them to be in place next spring or summer. The department will take comments about the draft policy until Jan. 14.

The Durham Police Department has about 500 officers. The plan is to initially outfit about 250 uniform patrol and other officers with cameras they will fasten to their clothing at the start of a shift. Camera footage will be stored for at least 180 days unless it involves DWIs, misdemeanor or felony cases, accidents involving city vehicles or administrative investigations.

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