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Auditors recommend video surveillance for Milwaukee paratransit

Posted on January 13, 2014

MILWAUKEE — According to Milwaukee County auditors, while Transit Plus paratransit service is rated highly by surveyed clients, some have expressed concern over a lack of video surveillance in vans, the Journal Sentinel reported.

The audit recommended that continuously running surveillance cameras be installed in all 160 paratransit vans the next time bids are solicited for the service.

The recommendation to install and activate video cameras was prompted by a complaint in 2012 about a man who reportedly slipped in his wheelchair while in a Transit Plus van "and was hanging by his neck from the seat belt affixed to the vehicle." Van service officials stated in a report that the seat belt had not been "in contact with the client's neck," according to the paper. For the full story, click here.

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