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Baltimore Proposal to Allow Police to View Surveillance Camera Footage Live in Patrol Cars

County Councilman Kevin Kamenetz wants police to have access to surveillance camera images at shopping centers in their patrol cars in real time. That access would come with not only a cost to the county but to shopping center operators who just installed equipment to comply with a law passed in 2005 and who now may be asked to upgrade those cameras. Kamenetz, the author of that law, said other jurisdictions are exploring the use of similar technology to expand the reach of the police.

Proposal would let officers watch malls in real time, Towson Times, October 24, 2007.