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Nevada City, CA – The 2020-2021 Nevada County Grand Jury (Jury) today released its report into delays by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) in implementing body-worn cameras (BWC) for its deputies. The report is a five-year follow-up to an investigation from the 2015-2016 Jury which recommended the adoption of BWC by the Sheriff.

In response to the 2015-2016 report, then-Sheriff Royal declined to adopt BWC but in 2018 did apply for and receive a Federal grant to launch such a program. The current NCSO, led by Sheriff Moon, recently opened a BWC vendor request-for-proposal, selected a supplier, and has targeted deployment by September 2021.

Download the full Grand Jury report: http://nccourt.net/documents/gjreports/2021-LAW-BodyWornCameras.pdf

About the Nevada County Grand Jury

The Nevada County Grand Jury is made up of 19 citizens selected by the Nevada County Superior Court. Jurors serve one-year terms that conclude each year on June 30. The Jury serves as the county’s ‘watchdog,’ assuring best government practices, and also fields citizen complaints.  County residents can apply to serve on the 2021-22 Jury and/or file a complaint at: http://nccourt.net/divisions/gj-about.shtml