Spartanburg patrol officers to wear body cams by Labor Day

North Charleston police officers wearing body cameras attend the bill signing, which makes a law in South Carolina for police officers to wear body cameras. Sparantaburg police officers will soon begin wearing body cameras, too.

SPARTANBURG — All police patrol officers in Spartanburg should be wearing body cameras by Labor Day.

Police Chief Alonzo Thompson tells local media outlets that the city is getting 85 additional cameras for the force though a $185,000 Justice Department grant.

Twenty of the department’s traffic division officers had already been outfitted with the cameras.

A nationwide call for law officers to be equipped with the cameras resulted from the 2014 police shooting of an unarmed man in Furguson, Missouri.

Thompson says the new cameras should arrive and officers trained in their use by Labor Day. The city is also getting 85 more stun guns.