City won’t release real-time surveillance footage to the public, possibly violating state law

Since the city of New Orleans opened its Real-Time Crime Monitoring Center in late 2017 — putting dozens, and eventually hundreds, of surveillance cameras online across the city monitoring street corners 24 hours a day — city officials have repeatedly dismissed civil rights advocates’ concerns about privacy and law enforcement abuse.

“If you’re in public, you don’t have that expectation of privacy,” then-Mayor Landrieu said in November 2017, at the center’s unveiling. (Read more here…)