Cleveland To Install Cameras In Parks, Recreation Centers - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Cleveland To Install Cameras In Parks, Recreation Centers

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland plans to spend 200-thousand dollars
to install as many as 80 surveillance cameras at two parks and six
recreation centers this year to better protect children.

The city hopes the added security will put a dent in the growing
violence and threats at recreation centers. Two years ago, two
youths were shot to death near a center, and two men were
hospitalized after being shot during a basketball game at another
center.

City officials say parents also are worried about sexual
predators and other criminals entering rec centers undetected.

Mayor Frank Jackson has budgeted 500-thoudand dollars this year
to station off-duty police officers at 13 of the city's 22 rec
centers

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