At last week’s Appomattox County Board of Supervisors meeting, Tom Lacheney, the county attorney, brought a proposed memorandum of understanding to the board regarding the issue of body-worn cameras and funding.

The memorandum was prepared by himself and Commonwealth’s Attorney Leslie Fleet.

County staff had received word from the state Compensation Board stating that budget language approved by the 2019 General Assembly requires “cities and counties implementing or having implemented body-worn cameras among their local law enforcement agencies to provide staff resource funding to the commonwealth’s attorney’s office to address the added workload impact of camera footage.”

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