INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis police chief says a budget proposal dedicating $1.2 million toward officer body cameras doesn't mean they're coming quickly.
A city spending plan released Monday by Mayor Joe Hogsett includes the body camera funding boost as the police department is in the midst of a pilot program in which some officers are using such cameras from three companies.
Police Chief Bryan Roach says a decision on how to proceed with the cameras for the department's some 1,100 street officers is months away. Roach says the $1.2 million would be enough to start a body camera program, but estimates that is about half of what would be needed each year.
The fatal police shooting of a 45-year-old man earlier this month involved Indianapolis officers without body cameras.