Kansas City Police Will Wear Body Cameras by Early Next Year
Kansas City patrol officers will begin wearing body cameras early next year.
The police department says the cameras will be delivered in early December. The police department said Monday that after officers undergo training, the public should see them wearing body cameras early next year. Civil rights organizations have been calling for police to get body cameras for years, and that pressure increased after social justice demonstrations in the city this year.
In June, city officials announced private donations of $2.5 million would pay for the cameras. The department is pursuing grants to fund body cameras for detectives and investigators.