NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A state lawmaker is calling for the installation of more security cameras in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, the plea from Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, comes after an off-duty volunteer EMT was the victim of an unprovoked slashing in the neighborhood Tuesday night.READ MORE: De Blasio: New Mask Guidance In NYC May Come Monday As More Places Require Vaccinations Or Weekly Testing
“I’m ready to actually help with some capital money to actually bring more surveillance cameras into this community,” Hikind said.
Hikind helped fund a similar effort in other neighborhoods after surveillance video helped cops catch the man who killed 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in 2011.READ MORE: Multiple Tornado Warnings Issued As Severe Weather Impacts Tri-State Area
“You cannot walk three blocks in Borough Park or Midwood and not be on camera,” Hikind said.
Three hundred cameras were installed in those neighborhoods.MORE NEWS: Vessel At Hudson Yards Closes Indefinitely After 14-Year-Old Jumps From Structure
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams supports the measure.