Disappearance renews camera questions

June 16, 2011

Indiana University student Lauren Spierer’s disappearance has some questioning whether taxpayers should pay for surveillance cameras in downtown Bloomington. Prominent attorney Ken Nunn has asked the city on two occasions to install cameras to keep students and residents safe, but the city turned down the idea. Nunn said putting surveillance cameras on downtown intersections would have helped in the Spierer investigation. Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff said he'd rather use the money to put more officers on the street. On Wednesday, police released surveillance pictures of a white Chevy truck cameras spotted in the area where the 20-year-old was last seen June 3.