Video interrogation system in Snellville to be replaced

The Snellville City Council voted recently to approve the purchase of a video recording system for the police department interview room. Documents filed by the city’s police chief Roy Whitehead state the current system is no longer operational or viable. The District Attorney’s Office cannot utilize the videos produced in court and the existing system is cumbersome when it is operational.

The system costing $17,354 will be purchased under a state contract from GC&E Systems Group and is similar to ones used by other agencies in Gwinnett. Funds for the purchase will come from DEA confiscated assets.