Costa Mesa Police Chief Bryan Glass said a plan was underway to upgrade their systems when protests broke out in late May against racial inequality and police brutality. The City Council has approved spending nearly $1M on a cloud-based monitoring system.
A majority of Orange County cities already provide their officers with body-worn cameras such as Huntington Beach, Buena Park, Santa Ana, and Anaheim.
These cameras are worn on their uniform on their upper body and are used to capture any audio and video footage during traffic stops, arrests, or other public interaction.
Participating Orange County cities have had the body cameras for more than a year and the City of Irvine is now hearing a similar proposal Tuesday, June 24.