DALY CITY (BCN) — Daly City police officers and their vehicles will be equipped with cameras, following a City Council vote Wednesday night.
The decision comes almost a month after Daly City police shot and killed a San Francisco man in a struggle over a replica gun.READ MORE: Rain Helps Wash Away Fears Of Another Devastating Wildfire For Santa Rosa Couple
City councilmembers directed the city manager to sign an agreement immediately to purchase the cameras.
San Mateo County District Attorney Steven Wagstaffe said no video recording exists of the April 7 struggle between a Daly City police officer and Roger Allen, who died after an officer shot him.
In a statement following Wednesday night’s vote, Daly City Mayor Juslyn Manalo said it was about four years ago when the recommendation was made to have police wear cameras and outfit police vehicles with them.READ MORE: UPDATE: Phish Fan Injured After Being Fallen On at SF Chase Center Concert Describes Brush with Death
But, she said, the city then did not have the money to buy them.
When Measure Q passed on Nov. 3, 2020, the city had the money and has been working to get the cameras, she said.
Since February, the City Council and city manager have taken steps to secure the cameras, Manalo said, and with the action Wednesday night the city will purchase them.MORE NEWS: SF Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm House Fire In Nob Hill
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