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Commissioner Says Shooting Doesn't Make The Case For Cameras

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The shooting at the Augusta Probation Office on Greene Street raises more concerns about safety downtown and whether security cameras would help.

City leaders approved Sheriff Richard Roundtree's plan to install 32 cameras in downtown Augusta and the Augusta Riverwalk area.

Commissioner Joe Jackson did not support the proposal and doesn't feel cameras would have prevented Monday's incident.

"I think it would have been good for training, after the fact, but I think when you have somebody on a mission like that, you're going to pull the trigger any how," says Jackson.

Jackson says metal detectors or an armed guard would have done more to prevent the shooting than security cameras.

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