By Josh Ellerbrock - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — Lima Police Department body cameras will be going live in roughly two months, thanks to Lima City Council unanimously approving a contract with WatchGuard Inc. to purchase the equipment Monday night during its regular meeting.
“It has been quite a process,” Maj. Jim Baker said while addressing council. “I know that it feels like an eternity, but it hasn’t been that long.”
Body camera discussions began in September 2016 with strong support for their implementation due to multiple complaints from residents of alleged abuse from Lima police officers. But when the system’s complexity became apparent, city officials said they wanted to do their due diligence on what ended up being a $480,000 investment.