- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Police Department could pay Taser International $6.1 million over five years for body cameras for officers.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1KVq72O ) that the contract for 800 cameras has gone through early City Council reviews but has not been introduced to the full council for approval.

Chief Robert White says the cameras will help provide details in complaints against officers, especially during accusations of excessive force.

Police spokesman Sonny Jackson says commanders will not discuss the contract until it is approved. The department hopes to start issuing cameras by the fourth quarter of the year.

Each camera costs between $400and $600, with footage storage being the most expensive piece of using them.

Some officers began wearing cameras in June 2014 as part of a pilot project.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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