Hazel Park man collecting signatures for police body cameras
HAZEL PARK, Mich. (WJBK) - A Hazel Park resident is working to make law enforcement more transparent in his city.
Andrew Cissel launching a petition drive to force Hazel Park police officers to wear body cameras.
The activist said the cost of the cameras is actually dropping as they become more common. He thinks it'll work out to be about a $1.50 per household.
He also said if this is approved, it would be up to the city to decide whether to ask for a millage to pay for the body cameras.
"I think that this is good for both sides of the equation," he said. "I don't think this is just good for the civilians. I think it's also good for the police officers as well because it gives them protection. It gives them a back-up of their actions to show that they're doing their jobs properly."