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Decatur-based company sues city of Austin over police body cameras contract

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Decatur-based company sues city of Austin over police body cameras contract

Decatur Police Officers compare notes in the parking lot of Decatur High School. File photo
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Decatur Police Officers compare notes in the parking lot of Decatur High School.

Decatur Police Officers compare notes in the parking lot of Decatur High School.

Decatur-based company Utility Associates, which provides police body cameras, has sued the city of Austin, Texas over its decision to award a contract to a rival company.

The company filed a similar lawsuit against the city of Atlanta, delaying the roll out of the city’s body cameras. A court eventually ruled in favor of the city. The company holds the contract for Decatur’s police body cameras.

According to the Austin American-Statement newspaper, Utility Associates alleges rival company Taser International didn’t meet bid requirements of the city. The newspaper reports that Utility had the lower bid. Robert McKeeman, CEO of Utility Associates, accused the city of manipulating the bid process to award the contract to Taser International. To read the full story, click here.

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