LRPD AND CITY OF LITTLE ROCK REFUSE TO COMPLY WITH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST CONCERNING VIDEO FROM CAMERA POINTING AT RELIGIOUS GROUP THAT FEEDS HOMELESS
|LRPD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE WHAT THEY SEE|
The City of Little Rock and the Little Rock Police Department are refusing to provide access to view or provide a copy of video recorded on a camera that has been placed on a utility police and the intersection of Markham & Ringo that were requested in a Freedom of Information request.
The city has provided conflicting information concerning the recordings of the some 50 odd cameras that they might have in place at any time.
First they claimed the recording were on video tape and that you would have to go to each substation to view the tapes and that would require them to shut down the system.
Then they claimed they did not keep tapes. Who uses video tapes in the 21st century???
Records requested and obtained from the same FOI request clearly indicate that access to the video can be granted to anyone that has access to LRPD data connections.
The publisher of this blog has extensive experience and expertise in installation, operation and monitoring CCTV systems. In fact he regularly provided LRPD with images from various bank branch locations to accompany police report he filed.
Based on what he has observed these cameras appear to be connected to Comcast cable connection boxes on utility poles and use the same technology customers use to monitor security cameras in their residence and businesses.. LRPD has the capability of viewing images from the cameras in real time and using a speaker to covey sounds and voice. Clearly this is a digital system and the video can be viewed from multiple computers without having to shut down the system.
What are they afraid of?
The answer is that they are probably violating some rights of the individuals that they have captured on video and don;t want to be called out for doing so.
|SUITABLE LOCATION MEANS ACCESS TO COMCAST BOX|
It is clear that one individual has made up a lot of stories about homeless near her business and that the city is spending a lot of time and resources to placate this individual.We posted about her recently.
Paying officers overtime to be on the street to run off homeless individuals, or any other individual that might be strolling along on downtown streets enjoying our compassionate city,
Who will they target next?
Who will they target next?
A city that is rated one of the highest in crime and one of the worst in its treatment of the homeless.
It is time to hold our city leadership accountable and to clean out the trash at city hall.
Lilttle Rock Police DepartmentDocuments concerning overt and covert cameras by razrbak on Scribd