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Vt. City to Get Police Body Cameras in Summer

Chief Brian Kilcullen said Tuesday that technology advances coupled with the administrative tasks associated with the cameras' use led to the delay

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Rutland, Vermont, law enforcement officials say the Vermont city's police officers will be outfitted with body cameras at some point early this summer.

The Rutland Herald reports the Rutland Police Department has been exploring the idea of implementing the cameras over the last year and initially believed they would be in place by this month.

Chief Brian Kilcullen said Tuesday that technology advances coupled with the administrative tasks associated with the cameras' use led to the delay.

The updated technology is expected to cost more. Sgt. Gregory Sheldon says three Justice Department grants will be used to purchase 30 body cameras for about $40,000. Every officer on each shift will be equipped with the lapel-worn or eyeglass-attached cameras.

Kilcullen says police will follow public records policies in using the technology.

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