South Carolina is embracing the use of body cameras for all law enforcement officers — including those who monitor oyster harvesting.

The state is divvying up $5.8 million of this year's budget to pay for cameras and data storage — a focus that intensified following the April 2015 police shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed motorist killed in North Charleston.

More than 160 agencies applied for and received some funding for body cameras, including the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, which, among other roles, ensures harvesting standards for oysters, clams and mussels.

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