MTA OIG looking into security camera system following Sunset Park shooting

April 27, 2022
The authority’s cameras at two stations were not recording during an April 12 incident where 10 people were shot on a subway train.

The Office of MTA Inspector General (MTA OIG) has opened an inquiry into Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) security camera system. Specifically, “why the cameras were not transmitting on April 12” during a shooting on the N train that left 23 people injured including 10 who were shot. The suspect, Frank Robert James, was taken into custody the next day.

MTA OIG also says it will review the maintenance and repair program of equipment.

“The work will encompass relevant allegations and concerns that are within the scope of the OIG’s jurisdiction as the independent agency statutorily charged with MTA oversight. Consistent with OIG policy, we will not comment further on the review until it is completed and released publicly through our normal process,” the release from MTA OIG said.

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