Cameras to be installed in 2-3 weeks where Allie Rice and Devin Page Jr. were murdered
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The families of Allison Rice and Devin Page Jr. say crime cameras are in the exact areas where their loved ones were murdered in 2022.
After a large donation from the Live Like Allie Foundation, the two new cameras were installed in these locations within two to three weeks.
While families hope more will soon be built in Baton Rouge.
“You know, my daughter Tye, she breaks down every day, she cries every night. It’s so painful for them because they didn’t find the person who did this to their son, my grandson,” said Cathy Toliver, Devin Page’s grandmother.
“Nothing, nothing has been shared with us regarding progress in identifying those responsible,” said Paul Rice, Allie Rice’s father.
The murders of LSU student Allie Rice and 3-year-old Devin Page Jr. shocked our entire community last year.
Both families are still hoping for answers and believe one thing could have expedited the judicial process.
“And these are also cases that could potentially be resolved if camera footage had been available,” Rice said.
“Look, cameras don’t lie. We want the cameras to circulate everywhere. And that way people will be slow. I think it’s going to be a strong crime deterrent,” Toliver said.
Recently, the Live Like Allie Foundation donated $5,200 to the Baton Rouge Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Foundation’s Page/Rice Camera Initiative to sponsor and adopt the two new cameras.
“We want to put one here at the place where Allie’s murder happened. The other one is just exploring an area near where Devin Page was killed,” Rice said.
“And they said it could be in the next two weeks, so we’re looking forward to that,” Toliver said.
According to officials from the initiative, some cameras have already been set up across the city.
And even the local McDonald’s is donating a dozen cameras to be placed throughout Baton Rouge.
The goal is to connect the cameras to the BRPD’s Real Time Crime Center and the East Baton Rouge Township Sheriff’s Office Crime Information Center.
“I tell people all the time as they don’t say anything now we have the cameras speaking for us. And my famous quote is, ‘Until it happens to you, you’re not going to interfere, you’re going to interfere,'” Toliver said.
“You know, if we can start putting some of these out in these higher crime areas, we can deter and actually prevent a lot of these crimes. We hope to smother the city with it. This is just the beginning,” Rice said.
If your neighborhood or business is interested in this camera program, you can learn more here.
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