Councilman Dennis Zine and the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday unveiled a new video surveillance system to be used by the department's West Valley and Topanga stations.
The $697,830.67 system allows monitors at the stations to watch high-crime areas via wireless, maneuverable cameras live or on video.
Zine took the lead in discussing the system, describing how the cameras can be adjusted remotely and be easily relocated if the police department decides to survey a different area. He also said instead of taking on a Big Brother type role, the department is providing safety in a world that's become more dangerous.
For more specific details of the new system, see a report published by Patch Thursday following a press conference hosted by Zine nad the LAPD .