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Cincinnati PD to begin testing body cameras end of February

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Police Department is one step closer to getting body cameras.

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac gave a presentation at city hall to update council on the progress.

Chief Isaac says the department is trying out two different systems and the first phase of testing should start later in February in District 3.

They hope to make a decision on which system to use by May, and body cameras should start being deployed in July.

By the end of the year, department officials say those body cameras should be fully deployed to 700 officers across all districts.

"We're keeping in mind our need to be transparent and to be accountable. We're voluntarily wanting to be transparent in this process in any actions or any activities that our officers are undertaking I think that's the expectation," said Chief Isaac.

City Manager Harry Black said getting the body cameras will cost the city about $2.7 million.

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