Board of Aldermen President Reed Statement on Body Camera Approval

Nearly six years after the Board of Estimate & Apportionment voted to initiate body cameras, the City’s top body has finally moved forward 

June 17, 2020 | 2 min reading time

Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed voted to finally approve a body camera vendor contract after nearly six years of pressure on the administration. 

“It’s been 2,139 days since the death of Mike Brown. A situation that occurred in our own backyard and spurred the body camera conversation. After years of pushing, I was elated to finally vote in favor of a contract for body cameras. We’ve been asking for these for years. They will be beneficial to not only our officers, but they will also rebuild community trust,” said Reed. 

The contract for BodyWorn Camera and Vehicle Video & Communication Systems is to support a total of 800 officers and 200 vehicles for 60 months to include all hardware, software licenses, data storage/retrieval, warranty, support, initial installation and training. 

  • Contact Information:
    Mary Goodman
    Legislative Director to Board of Aldermen President Lewis E. Reed
    Office Phone: (314) 622-4114
  • Department:
    Board of Aldermen
    President of the Board of Aldermen
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