- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The Grand Rapids City Commission has voted to equip some police officers with body cameras to see how well they work.

The commission voted Tuesday to start a process that could lead to all 300 police in the western Michigan city having body cameras by the end of 2015.

The plan calls for about 12 body cameras getting tested this spring and about 50 more going into service this summer. City Manager Greg Sundstrom says Grand Rapids plans to test four body cameras each from three manufacturers.

The Grand Rapids Press (https://bit.ly/1z70ghY ) says body cameras are one of several recommendations for improving police-community relations. Sundstrom says the cameras and the other proposals will cost about $1.5 million.

The commission plans to discuss a policy for using the cameras March 10.


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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