- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The Manhattan district attorney’s office plans to give $101 million to the city Housing Authority for security cameras.

The funding is coming from a nearly $9 billion settlement this year in which BNP Paribas admitted concealing transactions at its Manhattan-based branches for Sudanese, Iranian and Cuban clients.

District Attorney Cyrus Vance tells the Wall Street Journal he’s directing some of the money for security cameras to address the high crime rate at public housing developments.

Boulevard Houses in Brooklyn will be the first of 15 complexes to benefit. Two children were stabbed there in June.

Vance has already directed funds from the settlement for such things as police tablet computers and processing rape-evidence kits.


Information from: The Wall Street Journal, https://www.wsj.com

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