Michigan State Police Seek $2M to Livestream Patrol Dashcams

Michigan State Police Seek $2M to Livestream Patrol Dashcams

Created: March 28, 2019 04:13 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State Police want to invest more than $2 million dollars in technology to livestream patrol car dashboard cameras.

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The Detroit Free Press reports that the agency believes the technology upgrade would allow supervisors to monitor pursuits in real time and help them make better decisions.

The proposal comes almost two years after a white state trooper, Mark Bessner, used a Taser on a black 15-year-old from the passenger seat of a moving patrol car. The teen, Damon Grimes, then crashed the all-terrain vehicle he was riding and died.

State police didn't specifically reference Grimes' death in its budget request for the livestream technology.

Bessner was charged with second-degree murder in Grimes' death, but the case ended in a mistrial last year. He'll be retried on April 1.


Information from: Detroit Free Press

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