- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Springs Police Department is moving forward with plans to outfit all its officers with body cameras.

The Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1W56lW7 ) that the department is expected to complete a body camera policy this month as well as choose what type of camera the 471 officers will use. The department has plans to equip the first 50 to 100 officers with cameras by April, and the remaining officers are expected to have the devices by October.

The body camera policy will focus on issues such as when officers should activate the cameras, whether officers should watch the video following a use of force incident and public access to footage.

Colorado Springs police received a $600,000 grant last fall from the U.S. Department of Justice to help purchase 500 cameras.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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