Newsom rolls out surveillance plan to crack down on Oakland crime with nearly 500 cameras

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) announced the installation of 480 surveillance cameras in Oakland, California, and the East Bay as part of efforts to aid law enforcement in fighting crime.

The advanced cameras from Flock Safety will allow police with the Oakland Police Department and the California Highway Patrol to identify vehicles and track the movements of cars attached to suspected criminals, according to the governor’s office.

“This investment marks another step forward in our commitment to bolstering public safety and tackling organized crime and roadway violence in Oakland and across California,” Newsom said in a statement on Friday.

“With the installation of this 480 high-tech camera network, we’re equipping law enforcement with the tools they need to effectively combat criminal activity and hold perpetrators accountable — building safer, stronger communities for
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