MTA Installs Hidden Surveillance Cameras in 65 Train Cars After Brooklyn Subway Shooting

MTA Installs Hidden Surveillance Cameras in 65 Train Cars After Brooklyn Subway Shooting

By Yehudit Garmaise

The MTA installed hidden surveillance cameras inside 65 train cars in the wake of the Brooklyn Subway Attack.

During what became a 30-hour manhunt for James, many critics complained that operating surveillance cameras could have helped officers from the NYPD, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to identify the perpetrator much more quickly that they did.

While surveillance cameras are already installed in each of NYC’s 472 subway stations, now two cameras per car are installed inside train cars in a pilot program that could be rolled out to additional trains, NYC Transit President Richard Davey told the New York Post.

While MTA employees do not watch the camera feeds live, the recording could help police to identify suspects much more quickly.

“I’ve actually seen some video from the [cameras in the subways cars], and they’re very clear,” Davey told the Post. “It’s a deployable camera. It will record a loop for a period of time, and if there’s an incident on a train, we can get into that camera and get video.”



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