Police: Sky Towers Reduce Crime
Charlotte, N.C.--Six sky towers are strategically placed throughout Charlotte. They've been part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for four years. "It help everybody," said Wireless City Fashion Manager Rami Mahan in North Charlotte.
Mahan said business improved earlier this year when police placed a sky tower in the strip
Crime Stats show a total reduction in reports of violent crime outside Mahan's store
Even though some critics say its easy to see the towers are unmanned, Police say they make a difference. Lt. Ryan Butler said, "The fact that you don't see a car there and you don't see the wind
Police say the sky towers are primarily funded by sales of confiscated items. Two new sky towers funded by a federal grant are expected to arrive in Charlotte just in time for the D.N.C.
Mahan hopes police will bring one of them back to his neighborhood,"I wish, I wish that happen, I wish they brought it back," he said.