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Metro Transit security now equipped with body cameras

Metro Transit security now equipped with body cameras

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A MetroLink train is out of service at the repair yard next to Scott Avenue and Jefferson Avenue on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Photo by J.B. Forbes,

ST. LOUIS — Some security guards on trains and platforms are now equipped with body cameras, according to a Wednesday news release from Metro Transit. 

An agreement for the body cameras was approved in February, and security specialists have been wearing them since July 20. 

The cameras are apart of a five-year lease program and are expensed through the transportation system's public safety operating budget. 

Adding the cameras was done to ensure accountability and transparency, and police will have access to the footage while conducting investigations into crimes, according to Metro Transit. 

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