Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Camera Vendor Admits to Police Headquarters Bugging Mistake

Listening devices in Edison police headquarters secretly recorded officers, attorneys, civilians...

NJ - Private conversations, including legally protected attorney-client discussions, have been secretly recorded inside Edison police headquarters, prompting calls for state and federal investigations and stoking new tensions in a department long wracked by internal strife.

The conversations were picked up by dozens of audio-enabled surveillance cameras installed throughout the building in January.

At the time, Police Chief Thomas Bryan assured Edison’s mayor and business administrator, along with wary union officials, that microphones on the cameras would be disabled to guard against an invasion of privacy, the officials said. Officers learned otherwise last weekend... (more)