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Public invited to talk about body cams for police officers

This is an image of a body camera sold by Axon, an Arizona-based company that used to be known as Taser. (Contributed photo)

The Alexandria Police Department is holding an open forum to explain portable recording devices -- known as "body cams" -- it is considering for use throughout the department.

Discussion and public input will be taken on Monday, August 20 at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Police Department, 501 3rd Ave. West.  

After all discussion and input is gathered on this policy and system from the August 20 meeting, the Alexandria City Council will be presented the information at the August 27 council meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Alexandria City Hall, 704 Broadway.  Public comment will also be taken at this meeting.

The Portable Recording System policy can be found by clicking here.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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