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Cleveland Police expected to use body cameras in 2015

It's been a long process, but Cleveland Police may start wearing body cameras in early 2015. (Source: WOIO) It's been a long process, but Cleveland Police may start wearing body cameras in early 2015. (Source: WOIO)

How long will it be before Cleveland Police start wearing body cameras? Some local leaders complain it's taking too long.

Cleveland Police won't wear body cameras until some time early next year. We've been hounding City Hall to find out what's going on since police tested the cameras this summer.

Activists, local leaders, even officers like the cameras because they show what really happens at a scene.

Last year, City Hall decided to get cameras, but the city just finished reviewing a test program recently.

A process has begun to ask for bids and buy the cameras. Other smaller, local departments already use the cameras. Officers in Ferguson, MO also started using them after the deadly shooting of a teen.

Despite impatient leaders, City Hall says it wants to be sure it makes the best use of taxpayer dollars.

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