MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A new survey of law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota shows the use of body cameras has nearly doubled in the last five years, but for smaller police departments equipping officers with the technology is financially out of reach.

The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association surveyed its members to get a sense of how many agencies statewide are using body cameras or are considering using them.

About two-thirds of law enforcement officials who responded to the survey cite ``lack of funding'' as one of the main reasons why their departments don't have body cameras.

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