Milwaukee police requests money to replace 136 of 169 police vehicle DVRs


by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Police Department is asking the city for $900,000 to replace faulty digital video recorders(DVR) in 136 of their 169 squad cars equipped with the technology. The police department says the 136 vehicles have been experiencing an "unacceptable rate of failure".

DVR technology is what records and saves police video for later review by the department and the public. The DVR equipment was originally purchased in 2006 and 2007 by the police department, and expected to need replacement after five years.

The $900,000 the police department is asking for comes from the 2012 Common Council Contingent Fund. The fund currently has


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