Nashville announces roll out of long delayed police cameras
June 7, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After years of delay, Nashville will begin rolling out body cameras and in-car cameras for much of its police force next month, Mayor John Cooper said in a news release Monday.
Former Mayor Megan Barry first promised to fund body cameras several years ago, but the project has been repeatedly delayed over concerns about cost. On Monday, Cooper said camera vendor Motorola has agreed to delay payment for two years, bringing the cost for 2021 to $2.1 million.
The announcement comes amid a national outcry over policing tactics, including days of protests in Nashville o...