The Kern County Sheriff’s Department will start using new body cameras in Bakersfield. Chief Deputy Larry McCurtain says they have been using them in other parts of the County for a couple of years, but after a long wait ones for the city will be phased in starting in mid-to-late August. McCurtain says the process will be slow so any bugs can be worked out along the way, but they hope to have all of them deployed within six months.

David Martin