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updated 4:20 PM PDT, May 26, 2016

Pair of Oregon cities to get body cameras for cops

BEND BULLETIN: Police departments receive federal money to buy body cameras.

BEND BULLETIN: Police departments receive federal money to buy body cameras.

Police in Beaverton and Eugene will purchase equipment with nearly $400,000 combined from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice. The city of Eugene will get $249,000 and Beaverton will receive $150,000 through the grant program.

The award notably left out the Portland Police Bureau and Bend Police Department, two departments that were at the forefront last legislative session calling for laws to clarify that their officers could wear cameras to record their actions when dealing with the public.

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Jacob Palmer

Jacob Palmer is the former digital news editor for Oregon Business.

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