Report: Unknown Number Of Downtown Security Cameras Aren’t Operational; Audit Planned

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There are several surveillance and security cameras downtown, but not all of them are operational.

According to a Tribune-Review report, Kevin Acklin, Mayor Bill Peduto’s chief of staff, said some of the city’s cameras are not working.

The exact number of non-working cameras is unknown. However, city officials are auditing the cameras to determine which ones they own and how many are working properly.

The issue came to light earlier this week when police were unable to get pictures of a shooting outside of the Wood Street T Station.

Investigators were able to get security footage from other cameras on Liberty Avenue. As a result, they were able to arrest 16-year-old Denzel Glover.

He has been charged as an adult after allegedly shooting a 17-year-old.

Sources say police chased Glover as he tried to run from the scene. He reportedly boarded a bus, but didn’t get very far.

According to sources, police radioed the Port Authority who stopped the bus. That’s when police got on and arrested the suspect. They found the .22 caliber handgun in his book bag.

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