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An Ohio Lawmaker Wants To Require Body Cameras

An Ohio lawmaker is working on a bill that would require law enforcement officers throughout the state to wear body cameras. The legislation is coming soon.

Democratic State Rep. Kevin Boyce says 30 other states are considering requiring police officers to wear body cameras and he wants Ohio to be number 31.

“The whole idea is that to better protect our law enforcement officers who work to protect us every day and also to continually find ways to strengthen the integrity of the process where police officers interact with the public,” Boyce said.

Boyce says he doesn’t know how much it would cost to equip all police officers with the cameras, but he says the huge server required would be the biggest cost. He’s talking with police officers, lawmakers and others now as he crafts the legislation that he expects to introduce soon.