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MTA still won't release or allow review of Mondawmin unrest footage two years later, claiming it would compromise security

MTA still won't release or allow review of Mondawmin unrest footage two years later, claiming it would compromise security

When police and local residents began squaring off near Mondawmin Mall in West Baltimore two years ago today — precipitating widespread rioting, looting and arson in the city — it was captured in part by a network of government surveillance cameras in and around the nearby metro station.

What the footage shows, however, is still a secret.

The Maryland Transit Administration, which operates the station and its camera system, has refused to release any of the footage despite ongoing requests by The Baltimore Sun and questions from city officials, activists and others about the role the MTA and the city police department might have played in escalating the tensions on the day...

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