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City to push use of CCTV footage for Saps crime evidence

The City of Cape Town will push police to optimise its use of video surveillance in providing evidence in criminal cases.

There are over 600 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the metro, according to the City's JP Smith.

Smith says, currently, police detectives do not come forward enough to collect footage for criminal investigations.

He says the City plans to report back the amount footage used to prosecute criminals to provincial police commissioner Khombinkosi Jula.

We're putting in place a system to alert the Police Commissioner on a monthly basis about which footage was collected and which is not, so he himself can see how much of the incidents we are recording are not being used for prosecutorial purposes.

JP Smith, MayCo Member for Safety and Security

According to Smith, the City conducts continuous audits of the camera system to assess its effectiveness.

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