The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider a motion by Board Chairwoman Kathryn Barger and Supervisor Janice Hahn to pay for the first year of funding for body-worn cameras on Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies for the current fiscal year.
Barger and Hahn seek to direct LA County acting chief executive officer to transfer $12.3 million in ongoing and $13.2 million in one-time funding from the Provisional Finance Uses budget to the sheriff’s department for body-worn camera costs for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
The Sheriff’s Department reached an agreement on Aug. 11 with Axon Enterprise Inc. for a body-worn camera and digital evidence management system.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at the time at the cameras would be rolled out beginning Oct. 1 at an initial group of five stations including the Lancaster station. The other stations are Century, Lakewood, Industry and West Hollywood.
The Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Because of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be conducted virtually.
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To address the Board during the live virtual meeting call 844- 767-5651 and enter the participant code 3539268 starting at 9 a.m. Listen carefully to the prompts for instructions on providing live testimony to the Board.
Written public comments may be submitted through the website at: https://publiccomment.bos.lacounty.gov, which will become part of the official record.
Visit https://bos.lacounty.gov/Board-Meeting/Live-Broadcast to view the meeting.