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Orange County News For Immediate Release Contact: Christopher Borek Friday, April 16, 2021 845.291.3276, 845.238.4245c
District Attorney Hoovler Announces Funding for
Body-Worn Cameras for the Village of Tuxedo Park
Funding Provided from Forfeiture Proceeds
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, on Friday, April 16, 2021, announced that his Office has provided funding to the Village of Tuxedo Park for the purchase of body-worn cameras for officers serving the Village. The funds will be taken from forfeiture proceeds that the District Attorney’s Office received from 2019’s Operation Bread, White, and Blues narcotics investigation, and are part of District Attorney Hoovler’s continuing program of providing funding for body-worn cameras to Orange County’s police agencies.
“Body-worn cameras are among the latest tools available to help ensure police accountability and transparency,” said District Attorney Hoovler, “and can also provide valuable evidence for use in some criminal investigations and prosecutions. I’m happy to have provided funding to the Village of Tuxedo Park, and to all interested Orange County police agencies, for the purchase of body-worn cameras. Through that funding, we hope to help ensure that our police agencies have the resources necessary to perform their duties safely and fairly, and to develop the evidence necessary to bring to justice those that are guilty of crime.”
“We are very grateful for the donation we received from the Orange County District Attorney's Office for the purchase of body worn cameras for our police officers,” said Tuxedo Park Police Chief David Conklin. “DA Hoovler is committed to helping law enforcement be more transparent and accountable, two key components of police reform. The use of body worn cameras will not only make our police officers more accountable, but will assist in proving criminal conduct in some cases. It is equally important to protect our police officers from frivolous complaints and lawsuits.”