FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno officials have approved the purchase of 100 on-body cameras for police officers.
The Fresno Bee reports the City Council voted Thursday to buy the Axon Flex cameras.
The total cost of $159,732 — with $70,000 from a state grant and the rest from the city — includes video storage.
Chief Jerry Dyer says the cameras, which will arrive in a month, will record officers' interaction with citizens.
He says such a record will improve the public's trust in police performance.
Dyer says his goal is to eventually have all 715 officers wearing cameras.
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