INDIANAPOLIS — When it comes to citizen safety, the police cameras in Indianapolis are meant to keep an eye on crime and help catch potential threats. Although, Call 6 discovered several of the cameras do not work.
The cameras are supposed to be recording 24 hours a day, along with the city's other cameras at 78 different locations.
The cameras are old. The first set was installed in 2007 and others were established right before the Super Bowl in 2012.
Last year, Call 6 found that a number of the cameras at the Indianapolis Housing Agency were also broken. Since then, IHA has fixed all but nine of their 411 cameras and have gone as far as to connect their cameras directly to metro police.
As for the other broken cameras, the city-county council approved funding for them at the end of last year, and the city says they have been working on the process to start repairing them.
"If I called 911 and I'm on a property that has cameras that can be accessed by the 911 dispatcher, operator, police department," IHA Executive Director, John Hall, said. "And that's going to help them identify the perpetrator or better equipped in real time."
As for the other broken cameras, the City-County Council approved funding for them at the end of last year. The city says they have been working on the process to start repairing them.