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Bath applies for recording system grant

By Jody Miller correspondent

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Bath Township Administration Building sign. Bath Trustees approved approved a request on Nov. 5 by Police Chief Mike McNeely. ( file photo)

BATH TWP.: Trustees approved a request on Nov. 5 by Police Chief Mike McNeely for the submission of an application to the U.S. Department of Justice for an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $4,997.

According to McNeely, the grant would be for the purchase of a LegalTek LX Stand Alone DVD recording system to be used in the police department’s interview room to record and gather evidence during interviews.

The resolution authorizing the grant application states, “in order for custodial interrogation to be deemed voluntary for specified violent offenses…a video/audio record must be made,” per Ohio law.

The grant requires a 10 percent match, which would be a commitment of $499, said McNeely.