- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - The Greeley police chief says now isn’t the time to equip his officers with body-worn cameras.

The Greeley Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2hvl3IQ ) that Police Chief Jerry Garner on Tuesday told the City Council that a body-camera program would be too expensive to justify at this time, especially since there hasn’t been public demand for cameras.

Greeley police launched a pilot program this year to consider equipping officers with body-worn cameras. Officials spent time researching and talking with other agencies about the cameras efficacy.

Garner and the council said they couldn’t justify the cost of the program, which is estimated to cost the city $400,000 annually.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com

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