Santa Clara Co.: Body cams approved for deputies, jail officers (Santa Clara, Calif.) – The Mercury News

Milpitas Police Department will use COPS grant funds approved by the state to purchase body worn cameras like this Taser International unit for patrol personnel in the coming year. Photo courtesy of Taser International

After years of debate and study spurred by controversial police shootings around the country and the in-custody death of a local jail inmate, Santa Clara County officials have approved equipping deputy sheriffs on patrol and guarding the jails with body cameras. (read more)

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