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File #: 68625    Version: Name: Implementing Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/30/2021 In control: POLICE CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT BOARD
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Enactment date: 4/25/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00296
Title: SECOND SUBSTITUTE. Implementing Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Tag Evers, Sheri Carter, Charles Myadze, Nasra Wehelie
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - BWC Surveillance Ordinance Info., 2. Version 2 - Substitute, 3. CC_Public Comment_1_68625.pdf, 4. CC_Public Comment_2_68625.pdf, 5. CC_4-18-22_Ald.Myadze_D18_Letter_68625.pdf, 6. 220419 Common Council Registrants Report.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution implements a Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program in the Police Department (MPD) in 2023, subject to appropriations in the 2023 Capital Budget and Operating Budget. The 2021 capital budget included $83,000 in GO Borrowing for approximately 48 body worn cameras, related equipment and training (which was adopted as a carryforward appropriation in the 2022 capital budget). The project funds a one-year pilot program in the North District for Patrol Officers, Sergeants, and the Community Policing Team. The pilot will require approximately $55,000 in operating funds to cover overtime for processing the video. MPD has indicated that the Department intends to absorb these costs within their existing 2022 adopted operating budget. Their ability to do so depends on the number of extraordinary events (homicides, shots fired, protests, etc.) that require overtime and other unknown events that may occur in 2022. An appropriation to MPD may be necessary later in the year to cover these costs. The capital project assumed purchasing the cameras, however, after further investigation MPD anticipates securing cameras on loan without cost. This resolution updates how the pilot will proceed, including the contingency requiring approval of funds in the City’s 2023 budgets. use of the budgeted funds for costs associated with implementing the pilot project.

SECOND SUBSTITUTE. Implementing Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program
DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS: This Second Substitute Resolution incorporates the requirements of the Surveillance Technology Ordinance, and adds conditions related to implementation of the body camera pilot program., and makes approval of the pilot program contingent on appropriations in the City’s 2023 Capital and Operating Budgets.


WHEREAS, the Common Council established the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee in April of 2020 in order t...

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