Redding police to get body cameras

Sep 3, 2015 2:56 PM by News Staff

A half dozen Redding police officers will soon be equipped with body cameras.

Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti has been pushing to bring the program to his department for the last two years, and now he has been given the greenlight to test the cameras.

Mayor Francie Sullivan says she is hopeful the body cameras will help reduce the number of lawsuits filed against the department and city. Paoletti says the department receives an average of 45 police misconduct complaints a year.

The cameras will cost close to $100,000, and then an additional $200,000 each year to manage and store footage.

Paoletti says six officers will be wearing body cameras by the end of the year.


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