Lafayette Assault Renews Downtown Surveillance Camera Talk
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — People are talking again about surveillance cameras in downtown Lafayette, after an assault near Vermilion Street.
But officials tell The Advertiser that's not likely to happen any time soon.
Police hope to install surveillance cameras in 50 high-crime neighborhoods across the city by 2016.
Downtown Development Authority CEO Nathan Norris says police plan to work with those before deciding whether to install such cameras downtown.
Authorities were able to get surveillance video from downtown businesses after a 30-year-old man was punched unconscious after accidentally bumping into another man.
However, Norris says that most businesses either have outdated cameras or none at all.