Toledo police select new company to provide body cameras

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo police have selected a new company to provide body cameras after technical problems with previous cameras led to their return.

Lt. Keven Toney is a spokesman for the Toledo Police Department. He says Irvine, California-based Getac will provide 305 body cameras for all field officers.

The Blade reports the cost will be covered by a $228,000 federal Justice Assistance Grant that was previously awarded to pay for cameras. That money was refunded when the cameras had to be returned.

The newspaper says the old cameras had problems involving compatibility of downloading body camera footage and storing that data along with footage from police cars and recording devices used for interviews.

The police department can’t say yet when all officers will have the new cameras.


Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/