July 17, 2020

IMPD Officers Will Soon Get Body Cameras

IMPD Officers Will Soon Get Body Cameras

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department recently signed a contract to begin providing body cameras for officers. The $9 million contract will be for five years and will start outfitting more than 1,000 officers next month. 

IMPD Chief Randal Taylor says the department’s camera policy will be posted online.

"It’ll discuss all the things that go into the officers wearing and using those cameras, how it impacts the citizens here in Indianapolis," says Taylor. 

The process for how video will be released to the public is still being finalized. 

The Indianapolis City-County Council approved funding for the cameras last year.  Recent protests and calls for police reform spurred the city to expand the program.

The city will also hire a number of civilians to review and manage the footage.

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