Rantoul to equip officers with body cameras

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RANTOUL - The Rantoul Police Department is set to join the growing ranks of law enforcement agencies that have their police officers wear body cameras.

Officials say the Rantoul Police Department received an anonymous donation for the research and purchase of body cameras in 2011.  Body camera use by law enforcement officers has increased in popularity since the August 2014 death of Michael Brown.

As a result of Brown's death, his family is making pushes for police departments across the nations to make body cameras required equipment. 
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