Cleveland police cruisers to receive dash cameras, courtesy of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
Cleveland – Soon every frontline police cruiser in the city of Cleveland will be outfitted with a dashboard-mounted camera, thanks to a $500,000 grant from outgoing Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty.
Cleveland City Council on Monday voted to accept the money, which comes from the forfeitures of convicted criminals. The offer had been on the table for the past two years, as city officials studied different models of cameras and their compatibility with the body-worn versions police began using in early 2015.
Larry Jones, who is overseeing the camera implementation for the city, told members of Council's Finance Committee Monday that the city eventually settled on a dash-cam made by Taser – the same company that makes the city's body cams.
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