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Walz requests funds for Minnesota state officers’ body cameras

The $7.5 million to buy and maintain the cameras for the officers and troopers could be voted...
The $7.5 million to buy and maintain the cameras for the officers and troopers could be voted on this week.(kfyr)
Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 9:42 AM CDT
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Tim Walz has requested funding to outfit Minnesota State Patrol troopers and officers working at the state Capitol with body cameras.

The $7.5 million to buy and maintain the cameras for the officers and troopers is contained in a transportation funding package that could come up for a vote later this week. The bill also includes funding to add nearly two dozen state troopers and a dozen additional Capitol security officers.

Body cameras are standard for many local police departments, but the state has been slower in adding them to its forces.

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