Video Surveillance in North Carolina - Law Enforcement Applications - Criminal Offenses & DWI

F. "Bill" William Powers

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DUI / DWI Attorney - Charlotte, NC

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Posted almost 3 years ago. Applies to North Carolina, 1 helpful vote


Interesting report on a proposed network of video surveillance cameras. Although the intent appears to be related to business related thefts and robbery, one would be remiss in failing to note the other applications.

Given the stated high-quality video imagery, it would not be hard to turn the cameras on vehicles.

There are some interesting questions:

· Would video be maintained 24/7/365 for each intersection camera?

· Where would the assumedly digital format be stored and for how long?

· As some Police Cruisers do NOT have video, would it be possible to obtain video evidence of driving, stops, on-scene dexterity tests & arrests in the area?

· Would video evidence be available for Courtroom presentation?

· Would accidents and accident scene investigations be recorded?

· Would license checkpoints be recorded & reviewed by Law Enforcement?

Certainly worth watching for in the future.

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