- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Wayne County’s prosecutor is seeking more staff to help process a growing volume of police vehicle and body camera videos involved in criminal prosecutions.

The Detroit News reports (https://detne.ws/2dm8gIX ) Kym Worthy is allocating $350,000 of the $34 million 2016-17 fiscal year budget to create a special investigative unit of up to 10 new prosecutors and get new technology for the work. The office handles cases in Detroit and some suburbs.

Mark Reene, president of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, says prosecutors across Michigan have been trained about the “tremendous tool” of video and how it’s used at trial, but they’ll need extra staff to ensure information is correct.

Prosecutor’s offices in Oakland and Macomb counties say they don’t yet plan to seek additional staff to investigate such video.


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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