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County Council approves measure to study body cameras

County Council approves measure to study body cameras

The Anne Arundel County Council voted unanimously Monday to support studying the use of body cameras for police officers. The county resolution expresses support for the state to create a commission to study the use and make recommendations on police officers wearing the gear. The General Assembly passed a bill this year that was signed by Gov. Larry Hogan last week to allow the state to create such a commission. That came on the heels of President Barack Obama's three-year, $263 million investment package proposal that aims to increase the use of body cameras in state and local jurisdictions. The federal proposal would provide a 50 percent match to local law enforcement...

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