LINCOLN (AP) — Lincoln police have installed street cameras at a busy downtown intersection to keep watch on rowdy patrons outside local bars.
The cameras were placed at the intersection of 14th and O Streets last month. The department paid $5,000 for both with money from a drug bust.
The intersection is a few blocks south of the University of Nebraska and is a popular area during Nebraska football games.
Lincoln police chief Jim Peschong said the intersection is a "hot spot" known for assaults and shoving matches.
Marc Fortney, whose company owns Brothers Bar & Grill downtown, said he thinks the cameras are a good idea, but he said he hopes police maintain a presence downtown.
Peschong said the cameras won't replace any officers on the street.
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