City Council considers spending for police body cameras

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) The Chattanooga City Council is scheduled to vote on a contract that would provide Chattanooga Police officers with body cameras.

Chief Fred Fletcher has asked the city to spend the money to pay for cameras on his officers, saying they are needed.

The latest example was the police officer shooting last week.

The officer’s car camera was not pointing at the action when he was shot.

A body camera may have provided video of the suspect.

The contract would cost more than two million dollars for the next five years.

Some comments from our Facebook page on body cams.

Harold Waycasie As with any type of equipment used by law enforcement; they are a necessary piece of equipment that should be mandatory to have for various reasons.

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