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Baltimore's crime camera system to expand, recruit private firms
Baltimore's crime camera system to expand, recruit private firms

Two years after approval, city officials plan to launch a new program Thursday to give police quicker access to the hundreds of private cameras mounted outside of businesses and homes around Baltimore. In 2012, the Abell Foundation funded the new program, called CitiWatch Community Partnership, with a $53,000 grant. The city's Board of Estimates agreed at the time to create a database that would make it easier for businesses to give the police department access to their private security cameras. The result could be hundreds more cameras connected to the city's system. "I think we could more than quadruple the number of cameras we have access to," said Mayor...

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