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January 22, 2018

West Penn mulls cop cams on poles

Monessen Police Chief John Mandarino views video from surveillance cameras operating throughout the city.

By Taylor brown

tbrown@yourmvi.com

One of the best weapons several Mon Valley police departments have to fight crime and the crush of opioid drug trafficking might be in jeopardy.

West Penn Power, a First Energy company, is cracking down, at least temporarily, on the use of surveillance cameras on its utility poles.

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