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Quincy City Council approves body cams for QPD

Quincy City Council approves body cams for QPD

11 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

58 body cams and 17 in-car cameras should be running by mid-summer

The Quincy City Council has approved a contract with a Georgia company that will soon provide the Quincy Police Department with body cams.

The Council Monday night unanimously approved a five-year lease worth nearly $340,000 with Utility Associates of Decatur, Georgia. The company will provide the QPD with 58 body cameras and 17 in-car cameras. The body cams are modified smart phones that are able to notify staff when an officer's down, and when they're in foot pursuit. QPD Chief Rob Copley was pleased with the vote.

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Copley says he expects officers to be wearing the body cams by later this summer. The vote on the body cams came less than a week after a Quincy Police officer was cleared in the May shooting death of Rollie Davis, Sr. The inquiry said that there was no available dash-cam footage to review.

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