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Vermont AG wants state police to have body cameras

July 9, 2019

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan wants the state police to have body cameras.

WCAX-TV reports the state police say they’d like to supply troopers with body cameras, but they don’t have the approximately $260,000 a year needed to store the information.

Donovan says body cameras have limitations but they still provide the best evidence as to what happened in some situations. He says they are good for the officer and the citizens because they provide “a true and accurate picture of what transpired at the scene.”

Currently members of the state police tactical teams wear body cameras, but troopers do not while on routine patrol. State police officials say obtaining body cameras for all troopers is one of the agency’s top priorities.

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