The Corpus Christi Police Department is looking to add cameras to all of their patrol units. On Tuesday, they will go to City Council and request about $1.5 million for the cameras.
The money will come out of the risk management fund, and would pay for the cameras, a network to run them and a storage system.
In all, 150 marked vehicles and six motorcycles would be outfitted with the equipment.
Currently, the CCPD has only six cars with cameras in them. Police said among the many benefits, the help they would provide to officers who have to go to court would prove invaluable.
"It's indisputable evidence," said Commander Todd Green of the CCPD. "You go in to court, people want to see video. The jury wants to see video. Judges want to see video. They want to see what happened on the street."
Corpus Christi is currently the biggest department in Texas that doesn't have the cameras installed. If all goes as planned, the City could be rolling out the new cameras by the end of this year.
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