Tags: US | Boston | Marathon | Congress

Top Boston Cop OK with More Cameras in City

Boston's police commissioner says government should tighten security around celebratory public events and consider using more undercover officers and technology, including surveillance cameras — but only in ways that don't run afoul of civil liberties.

That's what he's telling lawmakers holding the first congressional hearing Thursday on the Boston Marathon bombings.

Commissioner Edward Davis says he doesn't endorse actions that would move the nation into a "police state mentality, with surveillance cameras attached to every light pole in the city."

Investigators used surveillance video from a restaurant near one of the Boston explosions to help identify two bombing suspects. One died in a police shootout and the other is now in police custody.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of Davis' remarks prepared for the House Homeland Security Committee.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

1Like our page
2Share
US
Boston's police commissioner says government should tighten security around celebratory public events and consider using more undercover officers and technology, including surveillance cameras but only in ways that don't run afoul of civil liberties.That's what he's...
US,Boston,Marathon,Congress
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved