Police use of cameras is now common place in the metro and even throughout Georgia. Agencies have put dash cams in their cruisers and chiefs are scraping together funds to purchase body cameras for their officers to wear.
The argument has been made that observing how police and how citizens handle encounters is a good thing which can help to get to the truth about what took place. But there is one large government where the technology is absent.
Fulton County has not purchased body cams or dash cams for their police and sheriff's vehicles. When Chairman John Eaves was asked about this he said the county is making the purchase a priority when it can get the money. Eaves said they had applied for a federal grant in hopes of getting the funds to purchases the cameras.