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Residents pushing back on plans to expand surveillance cameras in St. Louis City

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This security camera was installed at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station on Monday. Credit: KMOV This security camera was installed at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink station on Monday. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Some St. Louis City residents oppose a plan to put more surveillance camera in neighborhoods.

The group Privacy Watch STL rallied at City Hall after a Board of Aldermen meeting. It is pushing for support of an anticipated bill that would give more oversight over surveillance programs.

The bill is similar to one taken up in last year’s Board of Aldermen session. Under that bill, street cameras body cameras, license plate readers and facial recognition cameras would receive public scrutiny before board approval.

Surveillance agencies would also have to explain how long data was being saved and why certain areas were being monitored.

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