Why is the Police Department purchasing body cameras?
With the advancement of digital recording devices, the
public has begun to expect the interactions of law enforcement and the public
to be recorded and available for review. With changes in public perception, he says body-worn
cameras are the next step to increase transparency and accountability.
When will the Police Department begin using the cameras?
The cameras should be operational by the end of 2020.
How long is feedback being collected?
Feedback on the draft policy can be shared on Better Together Edina from Dec. 3-20. Feedback in-person can be provided at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting.