- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

LELAND, Miss. (AP) - Leland police will soon be equipped with body cameras.

The Leland Board of Alderman unanimously Tuesday approved the use of body cameras for city’s officers.

Police Chief Billy Barber says the city and Leland Police Department already purchased the cameras for about $7,000 for the department’s 16 officers. He says they will be ready for use within the next couple of weeks.

The Delta Democrat-Times (https://bit.ly/1TS3FNv ) reports the cameras, once implemented, will be turned on whenever an officer responds to a call and turned off when the investigation is completed. All video footage will then be uploaded for review at the end of each day.

Barber says the body cameras will serve as added security for residents and officers alike since information from the cameras can be used in court.

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Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, https://www.ddtonline.com


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