ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Olmsted County Board of Commissioners voted to move forward and allow the sheriff's office to buy new body cameras.
They'll get upgraded squad car cameras too - since their old ones are outdated.
It will cost just over a million dollars but John Bier sees it as a good investment.
"They'll save lives, they'll prevent a lot of lawsuits, when you have a record of exactly what happened, it's a lot better than just writing written reports from he said, she said, who say, they said, now you have a picture, people can interpret those reports a little different," Bier said.
The plan is to get the new cameras by the New Year.