Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer, Brian S. Leifert has learned that the Fort Lauderdale Police Department will be getting video cameras for thirty five of their patrol vehicles. The cameras will be aimed at activity in front of the vehicles as well as the back seat.
In 2007, the Fort Lauderdale Commissioners had originally voted for 269 cameras – one for every patrol vehicle in Fort Lauderdale. The original plan was amended as a result of budget concerns. The revised plan will cost the city of Fort Lauderdale $545,784.
Community activists have pushed for the additional cameras while it is believed that the Fort Lauderdale Police Department has resisted the addition of the camera’s watchful eyes.
Fort Lauderdale police will get cameras in 35 patrol cars, South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
If you have been charged in Fort Lauderdale with any criminal offense, DUI, violation of probation or traffic ticket, please contact an attorney at Leifert & Leifert for a free initial consultation.