The following can be attributed to Edwin C. Yohnka, Director of Communications and Public Policy for the ACLU of Illinois:
Today’s report shows that OEMC cannot even guarantee that only those who have authorization used and manipulated surveillance cameras. In short, we do not know if individuals within OEMC or CPD have used the cameras to invade individual’s privacy or hide police misconduct.
Until the City gets control of this problem, there should be a moratorium on new cameras.
Other cities have adopted public standards for the use of their surveillance camera systems. It is time for the City Council to act."