Body cameras approved for police officers

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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The city council approved a $300,000 plan Monday night to equip Decatur police officers with new body cams.

It was a unanimous vote for the proposal. The money was set aside for this plan at the beginning of the year.

“I think in the long run it’s very, very much in favor from the public’s point of view,” says Councilman Bill Faber. “So it seems the time has come.”

The body cams will begin rolling out in 2020. A test run with the cams was done earlier this year. Police said the cameras will help improve their efficiency investigating crimes.

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