As Utah Police Reconsider Body Cameras, Critics Question Motives

April 16, 2019 AT 7:04 AM

By Associated Press

One of Utah’s largest police departments is facing a backlash as they consider whether to discontinue body cameras due to cost concerns.

Dozens of people have asked Unified Police of Salt Lake County to keep them, including some whose loved ones have been shot by police.

One of them was Gina Thayne, whose nephew Dillon Taylor was killed by Salt Lake City officer in 2014 shooting that was found legally justified.

“I have a lot of faith in the body cameras because it brings out dignity — or lack of dignity — on both sides,” Thayne said, according to the Deseret News.

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