Sarah McKenzie

Tardy crime-fighting cameras nearly ready to go

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After months of delays, the Target-sponsored "SafeZone" cameras are expected to go live by early September, said 1st Precinct Insp. Rob Allen.

When Target and the 1st Precinct unveiled the proposal in spring 2003, officials predicted the cameras would be turned on by that July. More than a year later, crews are still working behind the scenes to get the cameras rolling.

The "SafeZone" project is a partnership between Minneapolis Police and Target Corp., which donated 30 cameras to assist police in keeping a more watchful eye on the western half of Downtown.

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