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WATCH: Tampa City Council Debates RNC Cameras

Alex Cook

Several members of Tampa's City Council expressed concern that cameras purchased for the Republican National Convention which remain downtown could jeopardize the privacy of the public during a workshop session on Thursday.

They spoke to concerned Tampa residents and police chief Jane Castor about possible uses for the cameras.

In the end, the council decided that Mayor Bob Buckhorn has authority to keep the cameras downtown and it is up to them to decide what rules and limitations will be applied to the cameras.  Council member Mary Mulhern was the single dissenting vote against a future ordinance, saying that she never voted to have the cameras installed in the first place.

See the discussion between the city council, the police chief, and members of the public below.

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