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Bill would mandate body cameras for police across Georgia

The first major bill to require body cameras for all Georgia police officers will be introduced next week in the state Senate, a publicly popular mandate that would likely come with a hefty price tag for local cities and counties.

That reason alone makes Senate Bill 46 a likely candidate to be rewritten as it moves through the state Legislature. Its Democratic sponsor, state Sen. Vincent Fort of Atlanta, has already reached across the aisle for help and out to law enforcement groups about how to make the bill more palatable.

“We are open to getting it done,” said Fort, who is behind at least a half-dozen bills this session focused on law enforcement, including restrictions on so-called “no knock” search warrants. “We do not have pride of authorship.”

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