- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new federal grant will help the New Orleans Police Department expand its use of body-worn cameras.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (poh-LEET’) said in a Tuesday news release that the Justice Department has awarded $232,000 to New Orleans police to expand the use of the cameras and explore their effect on the department’s work.

The Justice Department’s body-worn camera pilot program was announced in May. Nationally, it includes $19.3 million to purchase body-worn cameras, $2 million for training and technical assistance and $1.9 million to examine the impact of their use.

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