Less than two years after an aerial surveillance company was caught using a spy plane to record the entire city of Baltimore for police, the so-called "eye-in-the-sky" system is being pitched to the city with a new angle: catching corrupt cops.
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As a police corruption scandal rocks the city, the Baltimore Police Department will now mandate fingerprint scans for officers clocking in and out of shifts. Last year, the department budgeted $US16 million ($20 million) for overtime, yet spent $US44.9 million ($57 million). Testimony during the ongoing corruption trial revealed an informal overtime system wherein officers who brought in large hauls of guns or drugs were rewarded with off-the-books time off.