TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Tuesday requiring all police officers to wear body cameras in New Jersey.
About 12,000 officers in the state wear them now, but that’s just a third of the state’s police force.
The governor’s office says equipping the remaining 23,000 officers with body cameras will cost an estimated $56 million.
NEW: Today, @GovMurphy signed legislation:
🚨Requiring every patrol officer to wear a body camera
🚨Regulating the use of body worn cameras by law enforcement
— New Jersey (@NJGov) November 24, 2020
Lawmakers have introduced a separate funding bill, which is pending in the state Legislature.
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