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Detroit getting $2.8M for more cops, body cams

Posted at 11:32 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 23:32:25-04

The city of Detroit is getting nearly $3 million from the federal government to help improve safety, according to Mayor Mike Duggan.

Duggan and Detroit Police Chief James Craig will be holding a news conference on Monday afternoon to announce $2.8 million in federal grants.

$1.8 million will be spent to hire 15 additional officers for the Detroit Police Department, and the rest will be to purchase the body cameras for officers.

Duggan said the department was already looking for a way to make body cameras a reality, but they were just looking for the money.

According to Craig, the cameras will be given to precincts in stages. There will be proper training and they expect to have the entire department outfitted in about 2-3 years.