Nassau approves deal with PBA to allow officers to wear body cameras in exchange for payment

The Nassau County Public Safety Committee approved a memorandum of understanding between the county and Police Benevolent Association union leaders to allow officers to wear body cameras in exchange for payment.

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2021, 9:08 PM

Updated 1,033 days ago

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The Nassau County Public Safety Committee approved a memorandum of understanding between the county and Police Benevolent Association union leaders to allow officers to wear body cameras in exchange for payment.
The officers would receive a $3,000 a year payment for wearing the body cameras.
Civil rights activists are praising Nassau for the use of body cameras but are concerned about the payments to officers because they say not all departments will pay officers to wear the cameras.
"So, we're taking basically money out of the hands and out of the mouths of taxpayers and giving it to the police to simply do their job and wear a piece of equipment that should be just par with the course for 2021," says attorney Fredrick Brewington.
The county still needs to finalize the rules and procedures for officers to use the cameras.
This now goes to a final vote before the county Legislature and the Finance Board. If approved, officers could be equipped with cameras by the fall.


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