By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Savannah police want 360 body cameras
Placeholder Image

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Metro Savannah police are proposing a plan to obtain 360 body cameras, enough to outfit all of its patrol and traffic officers with the technology.

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that City Manager Stephanie Cutter and Police Chief Julie Tolbert put together a plan to purchase the cameras, along with other technology upgrades.

Authorities said the cameras would be worn at the officer's eye level and would record video and audio.

The idea of equipping law officers with body cameras is being discussed in communities across the nation after a police officer in August shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

In Savannah, police said the city manager is expected to present the proposal to the city council on Oct. 16.