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Juneau looks to secure funding for officer body cameras


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau is seeking funding to acquire funding needed to outfit the city’s police officers with body cameras.

The police department

has been testing different

models of the devices for at least four years, but a lack of funding has kept it from implementing its own body camera program.

“This has been in the works here for years and years and years,’’ police Chief Bryce Johnson told The Juneau Empire. “We’ve been working toward this for some time.’’

The city got help from the U.S. Department of Justice in September, when the federal agency awarded the...

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