The lack of squad car recording equipment the night a Kenosha County Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed during a 2007 traffic stop has led to a federal grant filling a glaring need. All 38 squads, including a dozen with old VHS cameras, will get state of the art digital equipment, according to Sheriff David Beth. "We put the killer of Frank Fabiano, Junior in prison for the rest of his life," Beth said. "Bit it would have made it so much easier if we'd had the right equipment."
Beth said dispatchers, command staff and supervisors will get a birds eye view from the patrol cameras. "It's going to allow our people in dispatch and our supervisors, to tie directly into the squad cars, and see what our deputies are doing on the road," Beth said. The grant money comes from Washington, thru the efforts of Senator Herb Kohl.