State’s largest cities mull plans for body cameras amid police scrutiny

Across Missouri, cities are moving toward the use of body cameras as a tool to combat police brutality.

St. Louis will equip officers with cameras starting in July, St. Louis Public Radio reports. The city on Wednesday approved a $5.7 million contract for 1,000 body and vehicle cameras.

Springfield is also in the process of obtaining body cameras for its police department, the Springfield News-Leader reports. Once funding and vendors are secured, the city plans to supply police with 240 body cameras.

Similar measures have been approved in Kansas City, with the police department receiving $2.5 million in donations for cameras, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.


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