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SE Colorado Law Enforcement Early on Body Cam Compliance

(La Junta, CO) -- Otero County Sheriff Shawn Mobley says his deputies have had body cams but adds that a grant recently helped them add more.

In response to legislation in 2020 that requires all law enforcement to wear body cameras by July of 2023, Sheriff Mobley tells us they're ready. Mobley says the grant that allowed them to add more will help move the older units to jail staff and possibly court officer, although they're working out some details on that due to privacy and legal issues.

Here's a video with a little more info.

Bent County Undersheriff Wick Turner recently told county commissioners they have received their body cameras and are currently training with them.

The Colorado Legislature passed, Senate Bill 20-217 in 2020 that required the cameras.

Here is a snapshot from the bill's final fiscal note on what the state expects to spend on the legislation.