- Associated Press - Saturday, October 1, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A northern Nevada sheriff says he wants his deputies to have body cameras by next year.

Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen tells KRNV-TV (https://bit.ly/2cRjB3f ) in Reno that he’s applying for grants and working out a budget to fund the wearable recording devices.

Allen says he hasn’t chosen a type of camera or a vendor.

But he says wearable video recording systems can improve encounters between officers and citizens, because people watch their behavior when a camera is around.

More than $20 million in U.S. Justice Department grants went this week to police departments across the U.S. for body camera programs. KRNV says none went to agencies in northern Nevada.

Equipping cops with cameras comes amid protests about officer-involved shootings.

KRNV tallies five police shootings in Washoe County this year.

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Information from: KRNV-TV, https://www.mynews4.com

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