East Moline police are looking to bring back a second pair of eyes for its officers; the force is hoping to equip most of their cars with dash cameras.
It's been more than three years since East Moline police had cameras in all their squad cars.
Over time, many of them broke and were never replaced.
Of the 14 squad cars in the department now, only two have cameras.
It would cost the city about $5,000 per camera plus installation.
The older models used tapes.
These state-of-the-art cameras work digitally and automatically record when the police lights are on.
Chief Victor Moreno says the new technology is invaluable on the road when there's any question over what happened.
"Especially for DUIs they're important," he explains. "They're used for evidence for the court. It gives a jury and judge an opportunity to see for instance a level of intoxication of a subject at a traffic stop."
East Moline Committee of the Whole will take a closer look at the proposal at Monday night's meeting.
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