Obama Admin To Provide $20 Million For Police Body Cameras [VIDEO]

The Obama administration will provide $20 million in grants to local police departments to help buy body cameras for officers, the US Justice Department said on Friday.

The grants represent the first portion to be approved by Congress of a $75 million, three-year body camera funding program requested in December by President Barack Obama.

Demand for the cameras, which clip onto officers’ uniforms to record interactions with citizens, has risen amid a series of deadly altercations between police and unarmed black men, followed by protests in several American cities.