By Associated Press - Sunday, July 26, 2015

ROUND LAKE, Ill. (AP) - Members of the village board in the Chicago suburb of Round Lake are considering a request from the police department to buy 15 body cameras.

The department wants to purchase FirstVu HD cameras from the Kansas-based company Digital Ally. It will cost nearly $14,000. The village board will vote on the request Aug. 3.

Police Chief Michael Gillette told board members at a meeting last week that the cameras would act as “another tool to help officers collect and preserve evidence.” He said there’s a situation every day “where a camera would have been useful.”

The (Waukegan) News Sun reports (https://trib.in/1emNCVM ) Mayor Daniel MacGillis and trustees were supportive of the idea.

If approved, officers in the department’s patrol unit would start using the cameras at the beginning of next year.



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Information from: Lake County News-Sun, https://newssun.chicagotribune.com/

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