It took just two months for the Because We Care (BWC) campaign to reach its fundraising goal. The group's leaders presented a $33,000 check to the Macomb Police Department to cover half the cost of buying body cameras for officers.
A group of women in Macomb wondered why police in their community don't wear body cameras. The women did more than ask questions. They started a campaign called Because We Care to help raise money for the equipment.
The Burlington School District will require principals and assistant principals to wear body cameras when classes resume this fall. Superintendent Pat Coen said the idea came about following an incident during this past school year.