Cleveland Police will soon be wearing body cameras

Cleveland Police will soon be wearing body cameras

We've learned Cleveland Police will start wearing body cameras in the last week of this month.

The first officers to get them will be in the Fourth District on the city's southeast side. Officers will go through a training session of three-to-four hours, and then they will be expected to start wearing the cameras on their next shifts.

City Hall says training will be done one police district at a time. The first training will be done on January 26.

There has been a call for body cameras for some time since they can show exactly what an officer sees and does when handling a case.

Meantime, the

says he offered the city $500,000 for cameras for patrol cars. We're checking on the response to that.

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