By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) - New Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley is reneging on his predecessor’s promise to reimburse the city of Cleveland for its purchase of police dash cameras. reports ( ) O’Malley sent a letter to Mayor Frank Jackson last week announcing that he was backing out of the Dec. 27 agreement between outgoing Prosecutor Timothy McGinty and Cleveland Finance Director Sharon Dumas.

McGinty had pledged to repay the city up to $500,000 for outfitting nearly 300 police cruisers with video cameras.

O’Malley wrote that despite his support of the technology, his office does not have enough money in its Law Enforcement Trust Fund to cover the reimbursement. Officials say the account contained roughly $356,000 at the end of 2016.

Cleveland spokesman Dan Williams was unaware of O’Malley’s letter and couldn’t comment.


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