Birmingham police looks to buy more body cameras

Birmingham Police Car

Birmingham police are asking for federal help to buy more body cameras. reports city council voted Tuesday to approve an application for a $600,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant for the cameras.

Police Chief A.C. Roper says federal officials are planning to award grants to a dozen cities and the department is working toward every officer being equipped with a camera.

Roper says evening and night shift patrol officers are now outfitted with body cameras.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.


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