The Naperville Police Department will now be among 6,000 other departments in the country equipped with in-car cameras.
At their latest meeting, council members voted 7-2 to add video cameras in police cars.
The cameras will record every stop the officers make, with video and audio, and can be used as evidence in court.
“You can paint the picture a lot better by just hitting play with the evidence we have with the cameras and let the judge or the jury watch the video in addition to the officers testimony,” said Sergeant Jason Arres.
“This protects both the officer and the citizen,” said Mayor George Pradel.
Naperville is one of the only departments in the area without the cameras.
Police hope to have the cameras installed in 38 cars by the end of the fiscal year.
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