New Orleans Police New Surveillance Initiative

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Mar 14, 2014

New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street and big band music, but it’s also known for being home to one of the most disastrous surveillance projects. The city spent $10 million on a system that sits stagnant but is still costing taxpayers thousands of dollars per year. Where the city failed, citizens have tried to fill the gaps, working to increase the number of private cameras.

Now, the city is trying to leverage the increase in private cameras in a new initiative.

In this note, we share details from our discussions with the New Orleans Police Department.

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