MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Employees of the Memphis Animal Shelter want webcams removed from the shelter, saying they're worried about their safety.
The cameras were installed after Shelby County Sheriff's deputies raided the center in October 2009 following complaints of abuse of animals held there. When the cameras, which can be viewed over the Internet, were installed after the raid, Mayor A C Wharton called them an "ultimate transparency."
Memphis City CAO George Little told The Commercial Appeal he's reviewing the employees' request and said some employees feel the cameras endanger them off the job.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Animal Services advisory board is closing its monthly meetings to the public.
City officials say the advisory board's decision to meet in secret is legal under the state open meetings laws.
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