Yet another incident of gun violence in the Court Street area has taken place in clear view of CCTV cameras but police have nothing to show for it since these cameras remain out of service.
It has been several months since much of the island’s CCTV cameras have been out of commission with police having to rely on the generosity of motorists with dash cams on their vehicles, residents with private CCTV cameras and business owners with these cameras to obtain video evidence in the hope of bringing individuals engaging in criminal activity to justice.
A well placed source at the BPS Serious Crime Unit complained to TNN that the lack of a working CCTV system for such an extensive period is significantly hampering investigations into matters such as road traffic collisions, vehicle theft, robberies, attempt murder and murder.
Repeated requests from different media about the police CCTV system being down, have all met with the same vague response that the system is being revamped and for security reasons the BPS cannot say which cameras are out of service.
However according to our source, it is the vast majority of cameras which are not working.
Last year 28 year old Clarke Fox was gunned down in a brazen daylight attack not too far from where Sunday’s shooting which left two men injured had taken place. The CCTV cameras were not working then either.
Residents and businesses owners alike are now left to wonder what will it take for the authorities to do something to have the system back up and running.
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