- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will outfit its deputies with body cameras.

U-T San Diego (https://bit.ly/1zGvqtH ) says county supervisors on Tuesday approved the concept. Sheriff Bill Gore plans to outfit about 80 deputies with the cameras for a test period of at least 90 days.

But first, the department has to create a policy for their use, which will involve holding community meetings.

Gore says the cameras won’t hit the streets for three to six months. The program could cost up to $1 million.

The Sheriff’s Department would be the fifth in San Diego County to use the technology. Some body cameras are already being used by city police in San Diego, Chula Vista, Escondido and Coronado.

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Information from: U-T San Diego, https://www.utsandiego.com

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