Packers work with city of Green Bay to purchase body cameras for police

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) – The Green Bay Packers are teaming up with the city of Green Bay to help support the police department’s purchase of body cameras.

According to a press release, the total value of the system is $3.6 million. The Packers’ contributions are a combined value of $926,000.

“As an organization, we are committed to using our platform and providing resources to help achieve racial equity and social justice,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement. “In conversations with our players, community partners and elected officials, we determined that supporting this purchase would complement our many other efforts to address injustices in our communities of color. The cameras will also help the police perform their duties more effectively and benefit the local community.

The Packers are also working with Brown County and the village of Ashwaubenon as they look at similar purchases.

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