No body cams for Hawaii PD result of lack of funding

Hawaii Island’s Police Department is still waiting for funding to equip its units with body cameras — and pay for the more expensive costs of video storage and redaction software. (Craig T. Kojima/Courtesy photo)

KAILUA-KONA — For at least five years, the Hawaii Police Department has been looking at ways to fund a body-worn camera program for its officers. However, with a “status-quo” budget, the department keeps coming up short.