Atlanta school police officers are getting a new addition to their uniforms: body cameras.
Atlanta Public Schools announced it would equip its officers with body-worn cameras, using a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the U.S. Department of Justice.
The district was awarded a $249,608 federal grant to be matched with local money and to be divided among it, Clayton, and DeKalb school districts based on the number of officers in each district.
But on Thursday, DeKalb County School District spokesman Andre Riley said DeKalb has withdrawn from the grant because of costs associated with the project. The school’s officers don’t use body cameras and will not receive them, he said.