SEATTLE (AP) — Thirty cameras are watching Seattle's shoreline for security reasons, but some local residents and the American Civil Liberties Union say they are a threat to citizen rights.
The Seattle Times (http://is.gd/IqJKR4 ) reports the cameras that were paid for by a $5 million federal grant are supposed to help the Port of Seattle and the city respond to hazards and emergencies.
The cameras will give police with a sweeping view of the port facilities, Elliott Bay and the shoreline.
Seattle Police Detective Monty Moss says they hope to have the cameras operational by the end of March.
The department is working on policies that will govern how the cameras are used and how long the information will be stored.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com