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Springfield Police May Get Body Cams

Springfield Police May Get Body Cams

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Some police officers across Illinois could soon be wearing body cameras to record their interactions with the public.

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston  is considering spending $200,000 next budget year.

“Chief Winslow has wanted the personal cameras for his officers.¬† It does two things for us; it protects the public and it protects the police offcers,” says Houston.

Houston says the camera initiatives started before a police officer killed Michael Brown last month in Missouri. Springfield is in the process of putting dash-mounted cameras in new police cars.

 

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