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Some Wisconsin State Patrol Troopers to Receive Body Cameras

Thursday, June 10th, 2021 -- 11:00 AM

(AP) Some Wisconsin State Patrol troopers would be equipped with body cameras under a vote by the state budget committee.

The Joint Finance Committee voted Tuesday to approve spending $700,000 to purchase cameras for the State Patrol. Approval for the State Patrol came after the committee previously rejected spending $100,000 to buy cameras for state Capitol police officers.

The committee approved only a portion of the funding Gov. Tony Evers requested. Evers wanted $700,000 in funding annually to pay for 500 cameras and to store data over five years.

The committee approved $700,000 in funding for one year only, which would pay for 100 cameras.


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