Texas will create a grant system for law enforcement agencies to buy body cameras for their officers.
Senate Bill 158 , by Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, awaits signature from Gov. Greg Abbott.
The bill allows police departments to apply to the governor’s office for grants, if they put up 25 percent of the amount requested.
The bill defines “body worn camera” as a recording device that is: capable of recording or transmitting to be recorded remotely, video or audio; and worn on the officer’s clothing or as glasses.