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New Ulm Police Invite Community to Body Camera Meeting

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NEW ULM, Minn. -

The New Ulm Police Department received a $30,000 matching grant, that they plan to utilize towards body cameras, and the necessary equipment that comes along with them.The NUPD is seeking input from another source and they hope the public will provide it.

Commander Dave Borchert said the opinions will be used to create strong policies. 
 
"We're really relying on some of this input as far as even selection of the camera, selection of the server, you know all of those issues," said Borchert.

New Ulm Human Rights Chair Dan Kalk said he is looking forward to the meeting and the creating of the policies. 
 
"I think New Ulm Police Department really wants to make a sound policy, that I think walks that line between privacy, and the right to have access to public information," said Kalk.

Borchert is in favor of the cameras and he encourages people to attend the meeting with tough questions.

"As an administrator, I strongly support it, I think it's important that we're able to capture some of that information and later on even having a review panel being able to have access to it," said Borchert. 

The meeting will take place on January 22 at 6:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. If anyone is not able to attend, but would like to share their input, they can call 507-233-6750.