CINCINNATI -- A federal grant will pay for hundreds more body-worn cameras that Cincinnati police supervisors and officers will wear while working off-duty details.
The U.S. Department of Justice is giving the Cincinnati Police Department $600,000 to purchase 350 more body cameras from TASER International. The grant also will cover support software for the cameras, City Manager Harry Black said in a memo Monday.
Since August, the police department has been equipping patrol officers with body cameras to wear while on duty. The department purchased 700 cellphone-sized Axon Body 2 models from TASER and expects all patrol officers to have body cameras by the end of the year.