ICYMI: Cruiser cameras not running

ICYMI: Cruiser cameras not running

By Juan Perez Jr. October 29, 2012 9:41 pm Comments

Over the weekend, we reported that nearly nine months after the City Council authorized spending $1.2 million to outfit 130 Omaha Police cruisers with Panasonic cameras, police administrators have encountered a series of technical problems that kept the equipment from working properly.

We’ve watched this issue closely since last year, when concerns about the city’s last set of decrepit camera equipment sparked calls for new spending.

After months of work to iron out problems with the new equipment, department officials now hope to begin training roughly 450 officers and command staff on the systems by the first week in November. The goal is to activate the first cruiser cameras in the city’s northeast precinct by December.