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In Wake of Riots, Report Calls for More CCTV

SURVEILLANCE

September 2, 2011

A report released by the city manager on Thursday recommends that Vancouver beef up its use of closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) at large events, GlobalBC reports. The report follows a review sparked by the June riots that occurred after the Stanley Cup finals. "The city and Vancouver Police Department should bring forward to council an updated policy with regard to the future use of CCTV cameras for special events to assist with monitoring crowd activities, deployment of first responders...and identification of suspects...in the event of a significant disturbance." The use of CCTV for security purposes has been controversial in the past.
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