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Malloy expects police body camera law, but not this year

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Southington Police Equipping Body Cameras

HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel Malloy says the state will eventually require body cameras on police officers, but action is not likely this year.

The Republican-American reports that Malloy told reporters Thursday that an estimated cost of $300 to $1,000 per officer for the equipment is an initial hurdle.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says legislatures in 30 states are considering body camera measures.

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill in which police departments in three communities would test body-worn video recorders under state police guidance. A pilot program would run from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2016.

Police body cameras have again become an issue following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist by a white police officer in South Carolina. The officer has been charged with murder.

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