Sheriff says bodycams coming for deputies

Sheriff Jay Russell says bodycams will be coming to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department in the months ahead, a move that the local NAACP has endorsed.

Sherriff Russell said he has a team of deputies researching costs, procedure and other information. He said he expects to have all of the data he needs in about three months.

The decision to use body cams came as a result of discussions between NAACP officials and the Sherriff’s office in recent months. The idea is to have evidence of…

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