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City Council meeting approves JPD body cameras

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson City Council met Tuesday to talk about several topics, including Jackson police using body cameras.

The city council meeting had several very important topics in the agenda. One of them was the update on JPD's uniforms and that comes in the form of body camera's.

After a vote, the city leaders approved the mayor's submission of the 2018 body worn cameras.

The body cameras come in the form of a $600,000 grant application from the department of justice.

City Councilman Kenneth Stokes believes this is an update that has been a long time coming, and pointed that out to the mayor at city hall. 

"I think this will be a step in the right direction," said Stokes. "Everybody won't agree with it, but I think the majority will. Mr. Mayor, kudos to you and Chief Moore. We can't lose the confidence of the citizens. It was too hard to get the citizens and the police to work together. We just can't go back to those days." .

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