LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Officials said 38 anti-crime cameras will soon be installed in downtown Los Angeles.
In the coming weeks, this new equipment will replace cameras which have been broken or failing for years.
Andrea Fujii, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says the cameras should make streets safer.
She spoke with Jennifer Otto, co-owner of Wax Candy, a downtown business. With dozens of female clients, her store put a premium on safety for staffers and patrons coming in and out of her Fashion District business.
Skid Row is a few blocks away. Otto says sometimes vagrants have come inside her establishment. With Wax Candy closing at 8 o’clock every night — and it being darker — the women who work here say they look forward to a little extra security.
She believes her customers and workers will feel safer with the cameras. “They know there’s someone watching out for them.”