ANTIOCH, Calif. (KRON) — Discussed for a decade, now, one unanimous vote is closer to reality.

The Antioch City Council continues to address police reforms.

In it’s latest vote, the council approved the implementation of body and dash cameras for officers.

In the midst of a crime wave last month, Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe presented seven proposed reforms for the police department.

On Tuesday, among the first to come to fruition — purchasing body cameras and dash cams.

“This was a huge step in the right direction as it relates to police reforms for the city of Antioch,” Thorpe said.

The council voted unanimously to enter into a five-year $1.4 million contract, with a manufacturer to outfit officers and their cars with the devices.

The mayor says the cameras could have been useful in a number of past cases — including the December in-custody death of a fellow U.S. Navy veteran, 30-year-old Angelo Quinto.

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