Allegheny County to add 32 security cameras at Shuman

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Allegheny County officials will add 32 security cameras to the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center Facility after a security assessment discovered blind spots.

The new units will bring the total number of cameras to 97, county manager William McKain said.

In January, a Shuman guard was arrested after police said he shoved a teenager into a doorframe. The incident was recorded by a facility camera, police said.

The county is evaluating Shuman's operations, which came under fire in a report issued earlier this year by Mr. McKain's office. After his preliminary investigation turned up accusations of favoritism, inconsistent discipline and financial irregularities, the administration subsequently put building security under theAllegheny County police department's oversight and promised to dig further.

The new cameras were the police department's first recommendation to be implemented in an ongoing security evaluation, Mr. McKain said.

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