FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne City Councilwomen Michelle Chambers and Sharon Tucker introduced the new ordinance for police body cameras Tuesday night.
It wasn't voted on, but if it's approved more than 400 officers would be wearing them by 2023.
Councilwoman Sharon Tucker said City Council will have open discussions with both Chief Steve Reed and the Police Union.
She said at that time, all of the data from research from over the last few months will also be presented.
Right now, Tucker said she's confident the ordinance will receive bipartisan approval.
Councilman Russ Jehl also publicly spoke out in support of the body cameras.
The only thing they have to work out now is how the cameras will be operated.
If they'll be on all the time or if the officers will have the option to turn them on when they are working with citizens.
There is no council meeting next week, but we will hear more about the proposal on July 28 and FOX 55 will be there.