Calls for much more cameras, much better lighting right after Piedmont Park murder


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Several inhabitants are flooding an Atlanta Town Council woman’s workplace with phone calls and e-mails following the murder of a female and her canine in Piedmont Park.

Councilmember Jennifer Ide’s Chief of Staff members claimed the place of work has been inundated with correspondence regarding the security and lighting at the city’s crown jewel. 

“This park is the coronary heart of the town. This is Atlanta’s playground. It really is Atlanta’s middle. It can be what provides everybody with each other,” Lance Orchid commented.  “It has shaken men and women to their main. There has been a significantly large outreach of residents who reside close to below, as effectively as residents in adjacent neighborhoods. And also management in the location and leadership at the superior university.”

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Just one of the troubles quite a few constituents are boosting, in addition to substantially-required surveillance cameras, is the absence of lights in the just about 200-acre park.

Katherine Janness with her fiancé’s 3-yr-old pit bull Bowie (Loved ones photo)

The councilwoman was receiving issues before Katie Janness and her pet dog were killed.

“One particular of the matters council member Ide was functioning on with all neighborhoods was an inventory to ask, where neighborhood associations felt like we essential extra lightening. Piedmont Park was a person of the sites that came again,” Mr. Orchid confirmed.

The chief of workers stated the councilwoman and the mayor are fully commited to filling stability gaps, like the 9 outdated surveillance cameras that are even now in the park.

“There had been broken cameras that no 1 seemingly realized about. There is a major worry about that. There is no question we will need to add cameras to this area,” Orchid concluded.

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In the meantime, Atlanta police continue to want to communicate to quite a few individuals who surveillance cameras captured in the vicinity in the early morning hours of July 28.

Any person with details that leads to a conviction could be qualified for a $20,000 reward in the scenario.

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