Editorial: Video cameras help officers, civilians alike
Traverse City Record-Eagle
Traverse City commissioners are right to support installing video cameras in city police cars, pushing the city into the mainstream of modern policing and taking a big step toward protecting police officers and the public alike.
Some commissioners had balked at a proposal to add video cameras to 10 city patrol cars when it appeared it would cost the city $40,000. When that price came down to $20,000, Mayor Michael Estes dropped his earlier opposition; three other commissioners voiced support.