More than $650,000 in grants to help 28 local law enforcement agencies in 23 counties across the state either purchase recording equipment to conduct video interrogations or replace existing systems that are either faltering or in need of upgrade, according to a release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
Cuomo proposed requiring video recorded interrogations among criminal justice reforms proposed in his 2017 State of the State address. The state legislature has included the new law along many other reforms proposed by the Governor as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget, and the new law takes effect April 1.
Grant money awarded in the Mohawk Valley:
•Oneida County Sheriff's Office: $19,458
•Rome City Police Department: $17,095
•Fulton County District Attorney: $64,406
•Montgomery County Sheriff: $3,060
•Schoharie County District Attorney: $1,959