DOJ to help police purchase 21,000 body cameras

The Department of Justice issued grants totaling $19.3 million on Monday to help police departments across the nation purchase upwards of 21,000 body-worn cameras. The total paled in comparison to the nearly $56 million in grant funding requested by nearly 300 police departments.

In total, 73 agencies will receive the grants. Cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago received the largest sums while other cities, like Indianapolis, were denied their request for body camera funding. 

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