Kenosha County board fails to approve body camera funding

NOW: Kenosha County board fails to approve body camera funding

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha County board failed to include funding for sheriff's department body cams in its budget bill.

This comes after the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha. Officers did not have body cameras at the time.

The board meeting got heated while discussing this topic. Critics of the 2021 budget say money for body cams should be on a separate resolution.

Supporters say delaying the budget, which the body cameras are on, means delaying other county projects.

"Take the money out of the bonding for the body cameras, we'll pay for it. We have the money to pay it without the bonding."

County Executive Jim Kreuser released a statement Friday Nov. 6, saying:

"As the Kenosha County budget moves forward, one of my top priorities is to get body cameras included before the final budget is adopted and signed. I'm determined that that's going to be in the budget before it gets to my desk for my signature. 

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