Sangamon Sheriff Puts Body Cameras On “Pause”

(Springfield, IL) — Concerns about cost and privacy mean Sangamon County Sheriff’s deputies won’t be getting body cameras this year. Chief Deputy Joe Roesch says the continuing cost of maintaining the cameras and storing the images they capture, along with unanswered questions about the privacy rights of those caught on camera make it impossible to proceed just now. Another concern is how the department would be required to respond to requests for the bodycam video under the Freedom of Information Act.