Obama administration announces $20M in body cam funding for police departments

In every week that appears to be all about placing body cameras on police, the Obama administration has introduced $20 million in grants to fund the expertise is coming to native police departments.

The grant cash is to “reply to the instant wants of native and tribal legislation enforcement organizations,” in line with the news release issued by the U.S. Division of Justice.

This $20 million block is the primary a part of the $75 million bundle launched by President Obama in December. At the moment, Obama’s plan known as for “$75 million in funding over three years that would present as much as 50 % of the funding for an area police division’s body digital camera and video storage program.”

In accordance with the DOJ, the $20 million will embody $17 million in grants for the cameras, $2 million in coaching and $1 million for improvement of instruments to review finest practices. They plan to offer 50 awards to native legislation enforcement companies, with a 3rd of them focused to smaller police departments. The grants require a 50 % match from the native companies.

Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton called for extra body cameras on police all through the nation, as effectively, to extend transparency. The Seattle Police have additionally been experimenting with the cameras and a YouTube channel, for which they simply employed a programmer, this week.

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