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Inspector general calls security cameras at LAPD stations 'inadequate'
Inspector general calls security cameras at LAPD stations 'inadequate'

Security cameras at Los Angeles police stations are inadequate, with many offering only partial or no view of holding cells or other key areas -- shortcomings illustrated by the cameras' failure to completely capture a gunman's April rampage inside the West Traffic Bureau, according to an inspector general's report released Monday. Inspector Gen. Alex Bustamante will present the report to the Police Commission on Tuesday. In it, he paints a picture of a department whose security cameras inside its 21 stations are poorly maintained, with many not working at all. The report notes that the department has not had budget allocations in recent years for station camera...

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