Nashville police officers are a step closer to getting body cameras.
The mayor’s office confirmed Wednesday the city has picked a camera vendor, going with WatchGuard Video.
But if it seems like the process has been drawn out, it’s because the money for the cameras was approved nearly two years ago. Police previously told News 2, they hoped to have the cameras rolled out by the end of the year, and there’s no sign that won’t happen. Though the body cams could be delayed again if any of the losing companies protest the city’s current choice.
Metro police spent three months testing the equipment on officers.
A lawsuit was filed by the family of Daniel Hambrick, a Nashville man who was killed by a police officer. Hambrick’s family claims the department intentionally stalled the process.