Charlottesville Police have planted as many as a dozen hidden cameras over the past few years – not to watch for criminals but to keep an eye on city employees.
When city police identified a suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, Chief Tim Longo gave credit to security cameras that keep watch on Charlottesville’s downtown mall, and he recently convinced City Council to consider adding more video surveillance. Now, we’ve learned that Longo approved training secret cameras on city workers.
“I was rather shocked that it happened. During my tenure as fire chief for 34 years I never knew of anything like this to happen.”