NJ lawmakers vote on body cameras for police delayed

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Monday, November 16, 2020

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New Jersey lawmakers on Monday delayed a vote on a bill earmarking $58 million to equip uniformed patrol officers across the state with body cameras. The bill, S3089, was lawmakers' solution to Gov. Phil Murphy's concern that a separate bill requiring the cameras would be overturned without money to back it up. But it was held back so minor, technical changes could be made, according to sponsor Sen. Joe Cryan, D-Union. In August, the Senate and Assembly passed the bills requiring body cameras and setting the rules for their use. But in October, Murphy conditionally vetoed them, suggesting changes to include a funding source and sending the bills back to the Legislature.

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