Minneapolis police: All officers to be issued body cameras by mid-October
Nearly every police officer patrolling the streets of downtown and north Minneapolis will be outfitted with a body camera by the end of this week, in what department and city officials called a critical step in capturing crucial evidence while repairing fractured relationships between police departments and the communities they serve.
The estimated 100 officers in the downtown First Precinct started wearing cameras on July 11, officials said at an afternoon news conference at precinct headquarters.
By the end of the week, their counterparts in the Fourth Precinct, which covers most of north Minneapolis, will also have them. The rest of the city’s officers will have them by mid-October.