- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe plans to expand its video surveillance program by adding cameras at the convention center and other locations in the northern New Mexico City.

The City Council last year approved a contract with a security company to install 38 cameras at parking lots, parks and trailheads, and a planned request for proposals would add 104 more cameras.

The Santa Fe New Mexican (https://bit.ly/1mRkYNs ) reports that the cameras have generated resistance based on concerns about government monitoring, but the Police Department says video evidence helps fight crime.

Department spokeswoman Celina Espinoza said video can help identify suspects and is persuasive in court.

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