Sarah McKenzie

Extra eyes on cops

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In coming weeks, 36 officers from the Minneapolis Police Department’s 1st, 4th and 5th Precincts will be outfitted with police body cameras for a six-month pilot project.

The City Council approved contracts with two vendors for the pilot program Friday morning. The vote allows the Minneapolis Police Department to spend up to $170,000 for contracts with Taser International and VIEVU. They were selected out of 11 vendors who responded to the city’s RFP. 

Mayor Betsy Hodges has proposed $1.14 million to implement the body camera program in the 2015 city budget.

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