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Freeborn County Sheriff's Office seeks public response for body cameras

The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's input on the purchase of body camera for deputies.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 10:52 PM

ALBERT LEA, MInn. – The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office announced last week that it would be equipping all deputies on duty and in the county detention center with body cameras, but they want to know what their community thinks.

The department set up several different ways for the public to share their thoughts about the investment but say they’ve received limited responses.

So far, they’ve received one email from an individual from the St. James area and some Facebook comments supporting the purchase.

We wanted to get our own feedback from the community and Scott Odle, an Albert Lea resident, tells KIMT that he is in favor of the investment.

“We don’t know what they’re always doing” said Odle. “You know, they could just be goofing off or they’re actually doing something bad, or they’re just doing their job and it would be helpful just in case something bad happened and they didn’t see it, the camera caught it.”

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office will continue to take responses from the public until Oct. 19. If you wish to do so, you may by the following methods:

Comments emailed to BodyCam@co.freeborn.mn.us

Letters may also be sent to:

Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Body Worn Cameras
411 Broadway Ave S
Albert Lea, MN 56007

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