How Baltimore Air Surveillance Differs From Ground Cameras

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Confronted with questions about a secret aerial surveillance program used to record footage of broad swaths of Baltimore, the police department tried to allay concerns by characterizing it as a simple expansion of the existing network of street-level CitiWatch cameras. "This, effectively, is a mobile CitiWatch camera," said police spokesman T.J. Smith. Experts in privacy law and in aerial surveillance by law enforcement say that characterization is way off base, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!