More than 160 law enforcement agencies are among the first round of departments in South Carolina that will receive nearly $6 million in state grants for body cameras this year.
The Associated Press first reported that the state Public Safety Coordinating Council this month announced it will distribute $5.8 million to all 168 agencies that applied.
Legislators last year voted to require each department in South Carolina come up with body camera policies and get it approved. However, they gave departments time to buy the equipment before those policies take effect. [Read more…]