SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor is considering buying more body cameras for its police officers, although it’s unclear if the proposal was spurred by a white police officer’s recent fatal shooting of a black man.
The South Bend Tribune reports that a request for 75 additional body cameras at a cost of $337,500 was added to Wednesday’s meeting of the city’s Board of Public Works, and then removed before that meeting.
South Bend mayor’s office spokesman Mark Bode says the item was added to the agenda “prematurely” but that the Buttigieg administration is “evaluating options to upgrade and expand body camera technologies.”
Prosecutors have said that the June 16 shooting of 54-year-old Eric Logan was not recorded by Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s body camera.
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