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City of Byron, GA May Soon Require All Liquor Stores to Own Surveillance Cameras

Published by Ellen on August 20, 2012 2:56 PM

Mayor Larry Collins of Byron, GA is proposing a new law that would require all liquor stores, grocery chains, and convenience marts to purchase video surveillance cameras. At present, most area grocery and liquor retailers currently have a working security camera system in place; the new law would make it mandatory.

If such a law is passed, stores would also have to share all video surveillance footage with local police. The Byron Police Department will be responsible for examining all store cameras on a monthly basis to ensure they are functioning properly. The mayor and his supporters believe that the added presence of security cameras will be enough to deter petty crimes that most often occur at these types of businesses.