Scotland Yard Chief Wants to Install CCTV Cameras in Every Home
The United Kingdom’s top law enforcement official says home and business owners should consider outfitting their property with video surveillance to assist police. Privacy advocates are, predictably, up in arms.
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said in an interview with LBC civilians should set up closed-circuit television (CCTV) in their homes to aid police by giving footage to match the twelve-million images of criminal suspects and offenders the city has on record.
Journalist and and radio host Beverly Turner, a victim of burglary herself, asked Hogan-Howe if CCTV could be used to aid in the pursuit of criminals. She explained that when her home was robbed, her neighbors’ CCTV caught it on film, but the reels were too grainy to tell, the Daily Mail reported.