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Crime cameras on the move

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Posted: Jul 30, 2012 6:15 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Jul 30, 2012 6:15 PM
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE- Police are moving some crime cameras to new locations to help monitor various areas around the city.

It's a practice Councilwoman Tara Wicker thinks can help to push crime away.

"Ideally the crime is going to move or go into another location," said Wicker, "I love the idea that we have the ability to move those cameras to another location, we can move them until they just go out of business or get out of town."

Wicker's constituents say the cameras give them a peace of mind and at the very least act as a deterrent. But in some instances, crime occurs directly in front of the watchful eye of the camera, something that could help police.

"If it caught the video of the crime actually occurring that's useful to us, we actually know the facts of what happened," said Cpl. Tommy Stubbs with BRPD.

Though, District Attorney Hillar Moore says they get few cases with crime cameras as evidence; instead, the DA's office will use more video from home and business surveillance cameras.

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