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Plan to add more MacArthur Park cameras

January 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
On Wednesday, the L.A. City Council is set to consider a plan to add new cameras to the troubled MacArthur Park area.Three years ago, the LAPD installed surveillance cameras there, which led to a significant drop in gang activity and drug dealing. But now crime is on the rise.

Police say many of the cameras no longer work and they don't have the money to properly maintain them.

Some council members are seeking $150,000 to add six new cameras.