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Homewood police using new body, in-car camera system

Police in Homewood began using a new body and in-car camera system in March. Chief Bill Alcott and Deputy Chief Denise McGrath made a presentation on the new equipment to the village board at its April 23 meeting. “The biggest thing is that it will provide and improve the transparency and accountability (of the department) while strengthening public trust,” Alcott said. “There’s a question about law enforcement today. If we have videos out there, we can show them our interaction with them. It’ll solve some disputes.” Alcott stressed, though, that video isn’t always . . .

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