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UK police chief credits cameras with deterring campus crime
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, June 13, 2014 7:23 PM EDT
The University of Kentucky's police chief is crediting cameras placed throughout the Lexington campus with deterring crime.
The cameras were used to monitor celebrations during UK's progression through the NCAA men's basketball tournament this year. Police arrested dozens of people whose celebrating got out of hand.
The university has spent nearly $5 million from campus funds on the new camera monitoring system. Monroe says installation began last fall, and there could be a total of 2,000 cameras once the system is fully implemented.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com