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Saved footage from Freddie Gray arrest and unrest limiting city's camera capacity

Saved footage from Freddie Gray arrest and unrest limiting city's camera capacity

A decision to save surveillance video of Freddie Gray's arrest and the subsequent unrest in the city has significantly reduced the storage capacity of some cameras on Baltimore's closed-circuit system — shrinking the window during which police may flag footage to help with criminal investigations. Capacity on some of the city's 700 CitiWatch cameras has been reduced from 28 days to three, meaning footage of any illegal activity is wiped clean after 72 hours unless a police officer shows up to save it, city officials said. The capacity of other cameras has been reduced to a lesser degree. City attorneys made the decision to save the footage because it could prove...

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