Detroit police begin 60-day assessment of body cameras
4th, 7th precincts to get cameras first
DETROIT – Friday marked the start of a 60-day "risk mitigation" period for body cameras being worn by Detroit police officers.
The Detroit City Council in May unanimously approved a $5.2 million contract with WatchGuard for the body and in-car cameras.
The first deployments of the cameras will happen in the 4th and 7th precincts.
The 60-day assessment of the new system will be to assess its functionality in real-world conditions and be done at no cost to the city.
Duggan said the city will eventually fully implement 1,500 body cameras and 450 in-vehicle cameras.
The new system will provide three different points of view (officer’s point of view; front of patrol vehicle; back seat).
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