Body cameras possibly on the way for Marksville police

Source: KALB

KALB – Marksville, Louisiana – Marksville police officers could soon be wearing body cameras while on patrol.

City leaders discussed the issue at a meeting Wednesday evening.

There are currently 16 patrol officers with the Marksville Police Department.

Chief Elster Smith says the cost of cameras for the department would be about $5,000.

The chief also says he likes the idea of his officers wearing the body cameras.

“It would cut down on the complaints against officers,” Chief Smith said. “It will protect the officers and the citizens of the city.”