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Pasco City Council OKs use of body cameras by police

Associated Press

PASCO – Pasco will join a growing number of cities across the country outfitting its police officers with body cameras.

The Pasco Police Department can now begin a pilot body-camera program, after the Pasco City Council approved an ordinance that recently went into effect.

The Tri-City Herald reported that not every officer will be have a body camera soon. The department is planning to use a test camera while working out the details of its policy. It also has to secure money to buy the technology.

Capt. Ken Roske told council members last week that the department is eager to get the program launched in “a beta form” to help questions answered.

Spokane, Seattle and Bellingham are among the cities in Washington that are equipping some or all of its officers with body cameras.

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