- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The mayor of Ohio’s biggest city has created a committee to study the introduction of police body cameras.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the goal is a thoughtful body camera policy that is financially feasible and also protects the privacy of citizens and police officers.

Coleman says the nine-person committee will spend four to six months studying best practices in other cities and privacy and cost concerns before making recommendations.

Committee members include representatives from across the community, such as the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio State’s law school, Stonewall Columbus, the city’s Community Relations Commission and Faith Ministries Church.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the city estimates it will cost at least several million dollars to buy equipment and store and maintain captured footage.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com


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