Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Police Camera Fails To Help Crack Murder Case

Police had hoped a surveillance camera could have helped them crack a murder case, but the camera wasn't working. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports that at the scene of Friday's triple murder on the southeast side, the Chicago Police superintendent was hopeful that technology might pay off for investigators.

"We've got two pod cameras that are in great position, hopefully they captured what happened," said Supt. Jody Weis.

As it turned out, there was one flashing blue light camera, and it captured nothing. When detectives at the scene tried to download video from its hard drive, it was empty.

When asked what went wrong with the camera, Asst. Dep. Supt. Matt Tobias said, "I believe, an internal short circuit within the camera."
I hope they crack the case, but I wonder if they're worth the investment that the city wants to put into them. Read the whole thing!

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