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Officers concerned about bill mandating SC cops wear cameras

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Some law officers say they have concerns about a bill to require all South Carolina police officers to wear body cameras.

A Senate panel Wednesday heard testimony from several members of the law enforcement community.

The bill would make it mandatory for all law officers in South Carolina to wear the cameras. Officers would have to tell people they are wearing them and everything recorded would be retained under the policies of local law agencies.

Some officers are concerned about the cost.

Michael Nunn of the Florence County Sheriff's Department says buying cameras would cost his agency more than $300,000 and that doesn't include the cost of storing data.

Senators want to hear more testimony before taking any action on the bill.

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