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New Haven officials approve body cam program

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

New Haven's Board of Alders voted in favor of adding body cameras to the police department on Monday.

Now that it has passed, the city will apply for a grant, which would cover the costs of getting 455 body cameras and the initial video storage. If granted, the city would get more than $700,000 from the state.

The goal is to get the body cameras up and running later this summer.

The city's new police chief said that launching the body camera program is a top priority and will allow the department to increase its transparency and accountability.

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