"We plan on an increase presence in downtown towards
Waterfront Park," he said in an interview Monday afternoon.
In the hour and half our camera crew was at Waterfront Park Monday
evening, there was not a cop in sight near the Big Four Bridge. While there are
security cameras around the park they are only there to record the construction
on the downtown bridge. Meanwhile, there is currently only one way up and one
way down the Big Four Bridge, a walk that takes almost four minutes to go down
the ramp from the foot of the bridge.
security vehicle was parked near the bridge, but Waterfront Development
director David Karem explained the vehicle is a deterrent. The security is a
private contractor who is not allowed or equipped to do anything other than
The parking lot at the bridge was empty Monday. A few people came
anyway, relying on police to keep them safe.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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