Video: Footage of Stuckart bagging security camera | News
It’s been well over a week since a security camera was removed from the offices of Spokane City Council. The removal was prompted after council president Ben Stuckart bagged the camera. Literally. With a plastic bag.
The camera spawned from a 2009 Homeland Security grant that installed 24 additional cameras in City Hall. One of them just happened to be in the 7th floor offices where city council resides. Stuckart says he could see the camera from his desk. Could it see him?
We sent in a public records request to the City of Spokane for the May 21 security footage of Stuckart placing a bag over the camera. We got it over a week later, but it’s never too late to post security footage.
The attempt lasted one minute and thirty seconds. We’re weren’t sure what to expect when we requested it. Maybe Stuckart’s face would be right there peering straight into the eye of security. Actually, we only could see his hand. Stuckart says he had to stand on a ladder to reach it.
Stuckart wondered what the security camera could actually see in its view. He said in a previous interview: “Are they watching the whole office or just the front doors? Nobody can tell us,“ Stuckart said. “Two people up front felt like they were being watched the whole time. They weren’t comfortable with it.”
To answer his question, the security camera sees the front desk, the city council entrance and exit, and a strange black and white poster of a man to the right.