Toledo police officers now using body cameras on patrol

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo's police chief says all patrol officers in Ohio's fourth-largest city now have body cameras.

Chief George Kral says the city has 304 cameras, enough for all officers in field operations and the motorcycle unit.

The chief says the cameras cost $500 apiece and were bought with a federal grant and capital improvement money.

Kral says the cameras will benefit both citizens and police by having a "fully recorded depiction" of traffic stops and crime investigations. Command officers could get cameras sometime next year.

Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson says body cameras provide transparency and gives residents a chance "to be fully confident" in what police do.