- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A $1.5 million plan to equip all Pasadena police officers with body cameras will roll out over the next year.

Under a five year contract, TASER International will provide the department with 320 body cameras, ongoing maintenance and unlimited cloud data storage.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported Tuesday (https://bit.ly/1rpJtH9 ) that most civilian police employees will also receive cameras.

Officer Joshua Jones says the program, supported by the police unions, is expected to reduce false complaints against officers and lessen uses of force.

Pasadena’s City Council unanimously approved the purchase, as well as the hiring of two additional employees to manage the evidence it generates.

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Information from: San Gabriel Valley Tribune.


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