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City council approves purchase of 135 police body cameras

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The Tyler City Council approved the purchase of 135 body cameras for its police officers.

On Wednesday, the city council approved the purchase, which will cost the city about $54,000. The cameras should be in use by the beginning of the year.

Police Chief Gary Swindle says the department started testing the cameras in 2009 to improve safety. Swindle states that police officers and citizens usually behave better when they're being filmed.

No policies have been drafted yet as to how the cameras will be used.

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