Forest Preserves Police officers must be “equipped to handle” dangerous people Cook County Forest Preserve Police Chief Cynthia Lance told commissioners. [Alex Nitkin/The Daily Line]

Police in the Cook County Forest Preserves will be equipped with tasers and body cameras under a measure (19-0491) approved by the preserves’ Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

The board — whose members are the same as the Cook County Board of Commissioners — voted 13-2 to approve a five-year, $1.28 million contract with Axon Enterprises, the same company that provides the Chicago Police Department with its body cameras.

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