D.C. police to add 14 surveillance cameras

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Local,DC,Alan Blinder

D.C. police are planning to install 14 new surveillance cameras throughout the city, the Metropolitan Police Department said Friday. The new devices will bring the city's network of closed-circuit cameras to 30. The District has used surveillance cameras for more than a decade, and a city website says the cameras help "police to monitor public spaces around key installations that are at risk of terrorist attacks without having to assign a large number of uniformed officers to that task." The city contends that the cameras do not intrude on privacy rights.
- Alan Blinder

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