KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police officials say all patrol officers in the city are expected to be equipped with body worn cameras by March.
Police spokesman Sgt. Jacob Becchina said Wednesday 340 officers are already using the cameras, and another 475 cameras should be ordered soon.
Community leaders have pushed for officers to wear body cameras for years, and the effort grew after social unrest protests last year.
The city had delayed buying the cameras because of funding issues.
In June, the police department received a $1 million donation from the DeBruce Foundation, with another $1.5 million from other groups to fund a body camera program.