The department had planned to begin equipping officers with cameras in October of this year, but the city’s decision to seek grant money for the progam will delay implementation.
After an eventful couple of months, the police chief talks about morale, the mayor — and Pointergate.
Most public interactions with the Minneapolis Police Department will now be recorded, Chief Janee Harteau told members of the city council.
The question is whether those social media efforts are a supplement for responding to media questions — or an alternative?
Police report “body cams” are reducing complaints against officers, but raising privacy questions.
“This is a pivotal point for the Minneapolis Police Department and for the city as a whole,” the new chief said.
“We have tremendous tools and talents, not only in the Police Department, but in the community,” she said.