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Aerial surveillance may soon help fight crime in St Louis

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s Public Safety Committee passed a bill that would use aerial surveillance to help police solve violent crimes.

Board Bill 200 passed 6-1 out of committee and is a  proposed contract between the City of St. Louis and the company Persistent Surveillance Systems.

Persistent Surveillance would provide aerial pictures that would help track movements after a crime is committed. Through the pictures, you would not be able to see an individual’s features, but you could track them.

Some citizens are in favor of the cameras. after the record number of homicides in 2020.

Those not in favor say they will violate privacy Now that the bill has passed the committee, it will go to the full board for a vote.

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