Loretta Lynch Announces $20 Million Grant to Fund Body Cameras

As one of her first acts as attorney general, Loretta Lynch has announced a pilot program that will devote $20 million to the purchasing and implementation of body cameras for police officers.The Body-Worn Camera Pilot Partnership Program, which was announced last week, is one of the first legs of President Obama’s $75 million investment to purchase 50,000 body cameras over the next three years.”Body-worn camera technology is a valuable tool for improving police-citizen relationships,” said Director Denise O’Donnell of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in a press release.

Source: Essence

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