Monday, October 24, 2016

Allegany, Wyoming County DA's get state $$ for interrogation equipment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 20 law enforcement agencies will receive a total of $508,492 to purchase equipment enabling them to video record criminal interrogations. Funding locally...
· Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office: $24,677

· Allegany County District Attorney’s Office: $12,000

Police departments, sheriff and district attorney's offices will use the grants to purchase and install video recording equipment for the first time, increase the number of rooms available to record statements at an agency, and add data storage capacity for existing equipment. With this funding, New York State has provided more than $3.5 million to police and prosecutors to support video recording, which is widely recognized as improving the fairness and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.