PATERSON, N.J.— After an FBI investigation swept up eight cops, the city of Paterson has announced they’ll buy 150 body cameras to be worn by police officers.
The tap-to-record body cameras are expected to cost the city over a half-a-million dollars. But Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh says it’s worth it.
“I’m of the philosophy that everyone will be held accountable in any interaction between members of the public and the police department,” he said.
The city plans to put criminal forfeiture funds toward the purchase.
This comes about a week after the latest charges against a Paterson police officer. Sgt. Michael Cheff was arrested for seizing about $2,000 in drug money and keeping it for himself. He’s the eighth Paterson cop swept up in a FBI corruption sting.