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Ohio capital city to spend millions on upgraded bodycams

Body Cameras
Posted at 7:04 PM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 19:04:37-04

COLUMBUS — The mayor of Ohio's capital and largest city has announced a plan to spend nearly $19 million on upgraded police body-worn and in-cruiser cameras.

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther says the contract with Scottsdale, Arizona-based Axon includes more than 2,100 body-worn cameras and 450 in-car cameras.

The cameras, to be implemented by April of next year, will turn on automatically, allow a look-back feature of two minutes, and permit a review of recordings up to 24 hours in the past.

Ginther says the cameras will provide an objective assessment of events that happen quickly in chaotic situations.