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Orange County deputies may soon be outfitted with body cameras

Sheriff Jerry Demings says body cameras will cost $1.2M

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Orange County deputies could soon join the growing number of law enforcement communities adopting body cameras

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference on Wednesday that the cost for the body cameras will be $1.2 million for 500 body cameras.

Demings says he plans to have the cameras on deputies by spring.

Since the controversial shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, more departments have been adding the cameras to their officers.

The money will need to be approved by the Orange County Commission at a January meeting, Demings said.

The department also has to create a policy for when deputies are to use the cameras and they want the public's input, the Sheriff said.

The plan is to form a citizen's advisory board to review the proposed policy.

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