Pittsfield police bringing back body cameras after month-long pause

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After a month-long pause, the Pittsfield Police Department is once again training officers with body cameras.

The delay was due to concerns from the police supervisor’s union, reports NewsChannel 13’s media partners at The Berkshire Eagle.

However, Police Chief Michael Wynn says he’s gotten written assurances that the unions are now on board. He says it may be early spring before the department’s 87 officers start wearing the cameras.

State funding of more than $166,000 will cover initial costs for the program.