“BART has committed to install a working camera system on each and every train car as quickly as possible,” said spokeswoman Alicia Trost in a statement. “Staff is already working on funding options, a procurement plan, and deployment strategy.”
The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the decoy cameras after a shooting on board a train at the West Oakland station. Cameras captured images of the suspect before and after the shooting, via cameras in BART stations and on a Tri Delta Transit bus, but no video was available in the rail car where the incident took place. Link to full story in San Francisco Chronicle.
Update: In response to a public records request from the San Francisco Chronicle, BART acknowledged that only 22.6% of its cars had working on-board surveillance cameras. Link to full story in SFGate.
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