Sep 302010
 September 30, 2010  Non-U.S., Surveillance

West Midlands Police said it has removed all covert “spy” cameras installed in areas of Birmingham with a large Muslim population.

More than 200 – covert and overt – were put up earlier this year, paid for with government money to tackle terrorism.

An independent report into their installation said public consultation was “too little and too late”.

Chief Constable Chris Sims has apologised and said none of the cameras was ever used.

Read more on BBC.   The UKPA also covers the story.

h/t, @WC2A_2AE via @@cheshire_puss and @iGeldard.

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