Rochester Post Bulletin: Cost, data storage keep body cameras off the force

EXCERPT: “Why are so few police departments in Greater Minnesota buying body cameras? Cost and data storage requirements top the list, according to a recent survey by the association. Of the roughly 200 police chiefs who responded to the survey, 60 percent said their biggest concern with body cameras was ‘burdensome retention and data practices requirements.’ Another 25 percent listed cost. (Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association) Executive Director Andy Skoogman said agencies are concerned about a provision in a state law passed last year that requires biennial audits of body camera programs. Some fear these audits could be costly and cumbersome.” FULLSTORY: