Capt. Dustin Bowman told The State Journal on Friday that the Frankfort Police Department is in the process of implementing body cameras. What are your thoughts on the Frankfort Police Department’s use of body cameras and dash cameras?
Body cameras for the Frankfort Police Department are necessary, especially during these volatile times. It will protect all parties involved, and the initiative has my full support. As mayor, I will support any training, resources, and policies to make ours the most professional police department in the state. I will work diligently with the police chief, city manager, and advocacy groups to ensure harmony in our efforts to keep Frankfort a safe place to live.
Recent events in Minneapolis and Louisville have once again put the focus on the dynamic of police and race relations. I hope that Frankfort is never in a similar situation. We are a community that will not tolerate racism, prejudice, hatred, or violence. Let’s show the world that we mean it by focusing on what we can do individually, and through our institutions like the police department, to ensure equitable treatment for everyone.