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State grant to Oneida County DA's office to help with recording interrogations

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state will provide nearly $700,000 in grants so local law enforcement agencies can either purchase equipment for the first time or upgrade existing systems that allow them to video record interrogations.

In Oneida County, the district attorney's office has received $19,832 in grants for the Oriskany and Utica police departments, Oneida County District Attorney's Office and the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

District attorneys offices throughout the state will receive the grants and provide them to the appropriate law enforcement agencies in their respective counties. In addition to administrating the grant funds, district attorneys must partner with agencies in their counties to develop video recording protocols.

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