TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on May 6, 2015

The Memphis Police Department will outfit its first complement of officers with body cameras by Sept. 1, the Commercial Appeal reports. While the cost have not yet been revealed, city officials said Tuesday that early estimates for body and vehicle cameras were about $24 million. WCYB.com also reports that the Department of Justice is launching a $20 million pilot program to fund body cameras for police officers in about 50 police departments. Officials have also allocated $1 million for the Bureau of Justice Statistics to develop a program to study the impact of the cameras.