Bodycams for Kenosha Co. Sheriff's Department will be funded in 2021

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Much has been said since the shooting of Jacob Blake about the fact that Kenosha County officials do not have body cameras. 

At a news conference Monday, Aug. 31, Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser announced that bodycams will be on the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department's budget proposal for 2021. 

“I hear the community’s call for more transparency, and I can tell you that body cameras will be funded next year,” Kreuser said in a news release. “The County Board made this request in a resolution adopted not long before the recent, tragic events in our community, and I have no reason not to follow through on it.”

Regarding the peaceful protests that occurred in Kenosha over the weekend, Kreuser added:

“I want to thank our community for adhering to the curfew to let our protective services do their work, and I encourage tolerance, peace and unity as we rebuild our Kenosha County community to be even stronger.”
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