LINCOLN — 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 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 Forney, whose company owns Brothers Bar & Grill downtown, said he thinks the cameras are a good idea, but he hopes police maintain a presence downtown.