The local and national authorities have been in dispute about the scale of the police presence
BBC: Nice attack: City refuses police call to delete CCTV images
The local authorities in Nice have refused a request by French anti-terror police to destroy CCTV images of last week's lorry attack.
The Paris prosecutor's office said the request had been made to avoid the "uncontrolled dissemination" of images.
But officials in Nice have responded by filing a legal document, arguing the footage could constitute evidence.
It is the latest evidence of a growing dispute between the local and national authorities in the wake of the attack.
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Update: Nice officials reject request to delete truck attack surveillance footage (The Guardian).
WNU Editor: This is one reason (among many) on why the French government of President Hollande has poll numbers that are in the toilet. This decision makes no sense .... unless you want to hide and deny the sheer horror of what happened last week. Sighhh ... good luck on that.