Brusly Council Agrees to Buy Body Cameras

BRUSLY, LA (AP) — The Brusly Town Council has approved more than $7,000 in equipment purchases for the police department, which includes eight body cameras that soon will be worn by every police officer while on duty.

         Interim Police Chief Richie Johnson told council members Monday night that purchasing the stand-alone body cameras is a cheaper alternative to outfitting every police vehicle with dash cameras.

         The Advocate’s Terry L. Jones reports the town is spending $3,236 on the eight body cameras from Taser International.

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         The council also approved spending an additional $3,829 to buy eight new 12-gauge shotguns for the police department.

         Johnson said the new shotguns will replace the department's current inventory of shotguns, which have varying gauges and features.

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