NY Assembly approves bill mandating cameras at all subway stations
In light of the recent crime on the subway, the New York Assembly approved a bill Monday that mandates cameras be installed at all subway stations.
Brooklyn Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn introduced the bill called Sedrick's Law after one of her constituents, Sedrick Simon, was fatally struck by a train in 2019 at a subway station with no platform cameras.
News 12 reached out to the MTA about the bill who responded in part, "We appreciate the Assembly's support for the MTA's ongoing camera security program that already has installed cameras in all 472 subway stations and is scheduled to add thousands more later this year alone."
Sources say there are currently 10,200 cameras in the subway system and thousands more on city buses.