The push is on for body cameras for APD officers

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Protestors and activists took to City Hall Tuesday evening to push for body cameras on all Atlanta police officers.

This wasn't even on the agenda, but it became the focus during the public comment portion of the session, when the group of activists spoke one after the next.

They shared their opinions on adding body cameras to the Atlanta police force.

The crowd ranged from protestors recently arrested during the local Ferguson demonstrations to representatives from human rights organizations.

The City Council approved a feasibility study in September for cost and use.

Tuesday, it spoke to a few specifics, revealing a potential first-run of 1,200 cameras for the city's 2,000 officers. The details must be worked out -- such as the policy determining how the cameras will be turned on and off by the officer.

The city hopes to have body cameras on APD officers within nine months.


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