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LAPD using surveillance cameras in downtown to monitor crime

A surveillance camera is seen in downtown Los Angeles in this undated file photo.

May 28, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Starting Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department will be using new surveillance cameras to help keep an eye on downtown Los Angeles.

A total of 30 high-tech cameras are expected to help police curb crime in the area.

The total cost of the equipment and monitoring system is about $300,000 and is being paid for by a federal grant.

Most of the cameras will keep an eye on Skid Row, the Fashion District and the Historic Core.