NH Lawmakers to Vote on Police Body Cameras | NECN
New Hampshire

New Hampshire

The latest news from around the state

NH Lawmakers to Vote on Police Body Cameras

New Hampshire lawmakers will vote next session whether to equip state police with body cameras

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    NH Lawmakers to Vote on Police Body Cameras
    NBC 4

    New Hampshire lawmakers will vote next session whether to equip state police with body cameras, a practice police departments nationwide are examining following a fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Republican Rep. Kyle Tasker, the bill's prime sponsor, says the cameras would protect the police from false accusations and the public from police abuse. He first introduced the bill last year, but said the August shooting has further heightened the need for cameras to document police work.

    Major Chris AuCoin of the state police says his primary concern about cameras relates to the cost. Tasker said he took testimony that cameras cost about $700 each. On Monday, President Barack Obama proposed spending $75 million to help buy 50,000 police body cameras.
     

    For up-to-the-minute news and weather, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Sign up for our new breaking news email alerts by clicking here and download our free apps here.