Copley Township Police Officers will be equipped with body cameras soon, after the board of trustees approved the measure at Tuesday's meeting.
The Township has entered a five-year deal with Motorola Solutions to buy 30 cameras at more than $45,000 the first year, which will be paid for by the funds in a law enforcement trust fund. The next four years of the contract are for nearly $19,000 per year.
The department employes 30 total officers, including 23 full time, all of whom will be equipped with cameras that record video and audio.
One person is dead after a crash on State Route 18 in the Montrose-Ghent area Wednesday afternoon.
Copley police report the accident involving multiple cars happened on Route 18 and Creekrun Drive just before 4:00 Wednesday. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said there were serious injuries involved accoring to NewsChannel 5.
The Summit County Medical Examiner confirmed the death after arriving on the scene about a half hour after the crash.
Route 18 was closed in the area for the remainder of the afternoon.
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