Contract for Bexar County Sheriff's Office body cameras delayed for several months

(SBG San Antonio photo)

County commissioners are back to square one with getting body cameras placed on Bexar County Sheriff's deputies.

In 2016, the county spent more than $800,000 for 300 cameras from a company called Utility.

After being elected last year, Sheriff Javier Salazar asked that those cameras not be used and new company, Axon, come in with new cameras adding up to millions of dollars. But county commissioners voted against that.

Now, they will take several months to allow several companies to bring forward a bid for cameras. Sheriff Salazar says in the mean time he sees no need to use the cameras that have already been purchased with county money.

"I don't see any reason to use them, I am not refusing to, but at this point in time I don't have any particular reason to," Salazar said.

County commissioners have 3 to 4 months to look into bids that come in and make a decision.

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