Police in Arlington, Texas, Hope to Implement Body Camera Program

The department had a pilot program last year and will now pitch for $2.9 million in public funding.

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Arlington Police Department made a pitch to City Council for $2.9 million in funding next year to purchase 350 body cameras and video surveillance storage equipment, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The pitch comes after the department conducted a $50,000 pilot program last year during the public’s cry for more transparency after a string of police shootings. The Arlington PD was not immune to those controversies: A rookie officer shot and killed an unarmed college student after responding to a burglary call at a car dealership.

The report states that other major Texas cities have implemented If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

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