License plate readers in Oregon lead to arrest of a fugitive with warrants for robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle and contempt of court.
Find out why the national discussion has shifted away from hard-line restrictions on LPR and toward a balanced approach which focuses on access controls and best practices in database security to ensure the protection of stored LPR data.
License Plate Readers help to solve crimes in California. A stolen car was recovered in Novato with the help of license plate readers installed on patrol cars.
LPR helps to nab alleged road rage shooter accused of shooting at a car carrying two women and an infant in Philadelphia. Had these LPR records been deleted within 48 hours or less the shooter might still be on the road putting others in harms way.
Maryland's new law touted as a model piece of legislation elsewhere in the country as it preserves the many benefits of license plate reader technology and data, while also seeking to advance protections on driver privacy.
Over 60% of those that participated in the Zogby Analytics poll in California poll believed that license plates are intended for public display and people should be able to photograph them unrestricted. The poll expressed support for the use of LPR technology for law enforcement by a 6:1 margin.
License Plate Reader technology proved its usefulness by helping to track down a shooter who terrorized the highways of Kansas City. Had the LPR data not been saved, the shooter might still be on the loose. Laws that attempt to limit LPR data storage put citizens at harm.
Existing laws DO protect against abuses as this Omaha police officer found out when he conducted improper searches.
The ACLU creates a dire picture about LPR. Don't be fooled by the hype. With more than 70 percent of crimes involving the use of a motor vehicle, the ACLU's 14-day retention limit would have a daily impact on the ability for law enforcement to perform its No. 1 job - to protect citizens.