Lexington Police Department

Lex. Police To Start Using Body Cameras By Mid-August

Jul 28, 2016
Lexington Government Communications.

Some Lexington Police officers will be equipped and using body cameras by the middle of August according to the Lexington Police Department, which says it has also finalized the guidelines by which they will be used.

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Lexington residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the Lexington Police Department in August.

The Lexington Police Department says it is working to equip its officers with body cameras.  Assistant Chief Dwayne Holman told an Urban County Council Committee that the department plans to release a request for bids for body cameras and storage for videos by January or February. The goal is to have officers using the cameras by June.

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