Kendall County Sheriff's deputies may soon be wearing body cameras.
The Kendall County Board's Budget and Finance Committee voted on Thursday to send a proposal to the full county board to approve body worn cameras for both patrol deputies and corrections officers.
County board member Matt Prochaska asked Kendall County Sheriff's Office Commander Jason Langston about increased staff time that may be needed to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for body cam videos.
Here's Commander Langston.
Sheriff Dwight Baird said that there are part-time deputies who could deal with those FOIA requests.
Sheriff Baird was also asked if deputies wearing body cameras will cause lawsuits against the county to decrease.
What if a deputy's body camera fails? Here's Kendall County Board member Amy Cesich and Sheriff Baird.
The cost to implement the body cameras will be $87,434 for the first year and annual storage costs of $25,872.
Next Tuesday's meeting full Kendall County Board meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. in the County Office Building at 111 W. Fox St. in Yorkville.
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