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Southern Indiana police department to resume body camera use

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:50 am

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. A southern Indiana police department plans to have its officers resume using body cameras after dropping them last year amid concerns about costs and privacy issues.

The Clarksville Town Council on Tuesday approved $73,000 for three years' worth of equipment, storage and software that police say is necessary to comply with Indiana's law on handling police video.

The News and Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2pWnBCQ ) the contract includes 50 cameras, redaction software and online space to store the videos for 370 days.

Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer says he expects officers in the town just north of Louisville, Kentucky, will be using the cameras again within three months. He says the department must finalize policies for what officers will film and they must also undergo training.

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Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind., http://www.newsandtribune.com

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