St. Louis leaders take first step towards police body cameras

Mayor Lyda Krewson will form a committee to look at implementing a body camera system, citing lower costs and funding secured for other police equipment.

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis leaders are taking a small step towards equipping the city's police with body cameras, a plan that's failed to gain momentum in the past.

At a Wednesday afternoon Board of Estimate & Apportionment meeting, Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed questioned why the issue had been off the agenda.

A heated debate about the procedures for adding and subtracting agenda items followed, but — in the end — Mayor Lyda Krewson agreed to assemble a committee to look at proposals from different providers.


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