Lansing Police Now Wearing Body Cameras
According to the Lansing State Journal, Mayor Virg Bernaro and the Lansing Police Chief announced Thursday that patrol officers began using newly purchased, body cameras in the city’s effort to promote transparency and keep track of interactions that could later be used as criminal evidence.
Police Department staff and officers will use a system that tags footage to incident reports and assists in redacting private information.
The footage will be held for 90 days when its from a traffic stop and the footage will be held indefinitely if its from a criminal or homicide case. The officers are on board with the new cameras which should also help officers in incidents that happen out in the field.