- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - The Moss Point Police Department is adding 20 body cameras for officers and eight new utility vehicles.

Lt. Henry Bouganim tells the Mississippi Press (https://bit.ly/2inRwzM ) that some officers have been equipped with different brands of body cameras to test which model they think would be best. Early this month, the department received body cameras that work with cameras already inside police vehicles.

Bouganim says video from the cameras will be downloaded after each shift, and he believes this will help with transparency in case there are questions about how officers do their jobs.

Department policy says officers must activate body cameras when headed to a call, or for any situation deemed an issue.

The cameras were purchased through a grant.

The eight new vehicles were bought with drug forfeiture money.


Information from: The Mississippi Press, https://www.gulflive.com

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