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Metro signs contract for police body cameras

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 19:24:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Metro police will soon start equipping officers and patrol cars with a new body camera system.

Mayor David Briley announced the contract for department wide body cameras was signed and soon the department will roll out six body camera systems per day. Briley said the priority is on the Juvenile Crime Taskforce and the flex unit. Those two divisions have the most interaction with the public, he said.

"It's important for us to get the body cams on the officers and on the cars because it creates community support and trust of the police department," said Briley.

Eventually all officers will be equipped with body cameras and the cars will have cameras as well. Briley couldn't say exactly how much the body cameras will cost because it's unclear how many the city will need.