Downtown Lincoln Security Cameras Turned On

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Police have decided to turn on security cameras in downtown Lincoln in an effort to curb crime in the area. The cameras were installed at 14th and O streets in November 2012, but haven't been turned on until now.

According to Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong, 141 assaults were reported within 500 feet of 14th and O from April 2012 to April 2013, more than any other part of the city.

In addition to helping the police department identify those involved in a crime, police say the footage can serve as evidence in court.

Chief Peschong hopes the cameras will help catch people causing trouble, but some business owners told city leaders in July they're worried the cameras may keep customers away.

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