GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - Grambling State University police are now wearing body cameras, thanks to a grant the department received last year.
Interim Police Chief Howard Caviness, who began working at GSU last year, said getting the cameras was one of his top priorities. Caviness tells KSLA-TV (https://bit.ly/1MispH0 ) that he’s used to having the devices from his days working undercover. He says the trend is gaining popularity because of some “overzealous police officers around the country.”
GSU police received the $100,000 grant in October to purchase the $80 cameras and to upgrade the department’s communication system and equipment. There are 10 officers on GSU’s police force.
Caviness added that students don’t have to worry about officers altering video footage, because he’s the only person with access to it.
Information from: KSLA-TV, https://ksla.com
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