City of Columbus reaches agreement with FOP on use of body worn cameras

(FILE)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An agreement has been reached by the city of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of Police on officers wearing body cameras.

“We want officers to be able to do their jobs, and we want the cameras to serve the purpose for which they were designed.  This agreement will expedite the implementation of body worn cameras for the community and our officers,” said Mayor Ginther.

“I want to applaud both negotiating teams who have worked for months to make this happen. While neither side got everything they wanted, the final outcome truly represents a win-win scenario,” said Jason Pappas, President of Capital City Lodge 9, Fraternal Order of Police.

Earlier this summer, Columbus police officers field tested a number of different versions of body cameras. In addition to the equipment the city needs policies on when and how to the cameras will be used.

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