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Grand Forks police to get body cameras

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Officers with the Grand Forks Police Department will soon be wearing body cameras.

Monday night, the Grand Forks City Council voted to approve the purchase of the cameras.

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Since February, the department has used 6 cameras attached to officers.

Grand forks police now have permission to buy 52 more cameras. 

A federal grant will cover the cost, which is about $830 for each.

Officials say it provides accountability for officers as they make traffic stops or interview witnesses.

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