The Bayfront cameras that helped catch a suspect

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Video evidence led to Christopher Leclair being charged in his wife’s presumed death.  The Erie Western Pennsylvania Port Authority recently installed a new, hi-tech. surveillance system, along with a three mile stretch of Erie’s Bayfront.

The camera system, worth $500,000 was installed during the fall and winter, with the help of a grant from the US Department of Homeland Security.  The Port Authority says the 25 cameras increase viewing coverage of the are and can view all directions.

Brenda Sandberg, Executive Director at Erie Port Authority, tells us, “each camera one of the cameras has nine cameras within it, and it gives a 360-degree views and also allows you zoom-in capabilities.  It’s nice when it can also help solve crime, but it really serves as a deterrent at keeping crime at a minimal along the Bayfront.”

Local law enforcement agencies will soon be authorized real-time access to the surveillance cameras.

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