Committee Gets Police Camera Issue

Officials in Northampton are  continuing to discuss the potential placement of additional surveillance  cameras downtown.  

The  City Council  voted  Thursday to refer a resolution that opposes the placement of  the cameras to a committee, as well as an ordinance authorizing the  devices.  

Some residents are in opposition, saying the cameras won't  make the city safer like Police Chief Jody Kasper has claimed, and that  there is the potential for misuse by police. 

Some others in attendance  at Thursday's City Council meeting supported the cameras, saying they  could be an important tool to help solve murder cases.

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