MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minneapolis Police Department issued an update Tuesday on the rollout of its body camera program.

In a post on the department’s Facebook page, Chief Janee Harteau said that 363 officers have been trained and equipped with the body cameras in the city’s first, third and fourth precincts.

This week, officers in the second precinct will be trained. The rollout of the program will then conclude with fifth precinct officers, who will be trained in the third week of October.

In total, nearly 600 officers will be trained and equipped with body cameras in Minneapolis in about a month’s time.

Harteau said the department is pleased with the quality of the video and the data storage system. What has yet to be sorted out is what devices work best for keeping the cameras on an officer’s uniform.

The chief says she hopes the cameras will be tools to increase public trust in the police.

Comments (2)
  1. Dan Mack says:

    Turned on all day we’ll get some great doughnut shop footage. Thankfully Queen Janey doesn’t allow stops or arrests of black gang thugs downtown or in north Minneapolis. The city council prefers our feral nignogs to maraud unfettered in the Socialist Welfare Village. It attracts wealthy tourists and boosts the local economy.

  2. Dan Mack says:

    Woo hoo. Is that three or is it four black shootings so far today? The plan seems to be working great.