- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - All police officers in Charleston will soon be outfitted with body cameras.

WCHS-TV (https://bit.ly/2dV4fMp) reports all officers who interact with the public will have body cameras by the end of fall. Currently, only a handful of officers wear them.

Lt. Steve Cooper says officers think the body cameras will make their job easier. Police say they hope the cameras are an added layer of protection for officers and the public.

A federal grant is being used to pay for the cameras, which cost about $1,000 each.


Information from: WCHS-TV, https://www.wchstv.com

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