Readers react to Mayor Moore's vest cam suggestion

    Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore said Friday that the city is “absolutely considering” spending about $40,000 to equip officers with vest cams. Here’s what our readers had to say.

    Posted on Aug. 22, 2014 at 2:08 p.m.

    Our readers had a lot to say about Mayor Dick Moore’s recent suggestion that vest cams could become part of the Elkhart Police Department.

    During a press conference Friday, Aug. 22, Moore said the city is "absolutely considering" installing the recording devices on officers’ uniforms.

    It would cost about $40,000, he said.

    Check out some of the reactions below and let us know what you think.


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