- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Natchez plans to equip the city’s police officers with body cameras.

The Natchez Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/2kFs3TL ) that the Board of Aldermen voted Thursday to lease 16 body cameras through a state contract.

Police Chief Daniel White told the board that the five-year contract would cost a total of roughly $60,000, with each camera costing approximately $750 annually. White said the 16 cameras would be shared by two shifts of officers.

Mayor Darryl Grennell said the plan stemmed from a task force that he created after a recent spike in crime.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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