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Indianapolis police chief says body cameras a top goal

September 17, 2018

The chief of police in Indianapolis says getting body cameras for his officers is a top goal.

Chief Bryan Roach told TV station WRTV that there’s a “trust issue” nationally with law enforcement and the cameras are seen as “one of those things to create transparency and a little more trust within the agency.” Body cameras are already in place in various departments around the country.

The TV station said the city’s technology infrastructure has been updated so that it can handle the needs of body cameras with about 90 days of notice. Roach said once other upgrades such as new two-way radios and a new computer-aided dispatch system are in place he plans to focus on adding body cameras.

Roach said a pilot program likely would precede a full rollout.

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