Alaska Troopers receive funding to purchase body worn cameras
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 6:29 PM AKDT
Alaska State Troopers finally received funding needed to purchase body worn cameras, which will soon be issued as standard equipment for all troopers and wildlife officers throughout the state. This multi-million dollar purchase has been years in the making and has been at the center of controversy for those who feel troopers should have been equipped with body cameras long ago.
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