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.
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.
Existing laws DO protect against abuses as this Omaha police officer found out when he conducted improper searches.
There are 1,228 cameras mounted on the trunks of police cars across New York. While police continue to use license plate readers to nab the bad guys, the ACLU and others fear tracking of innocent citizens. THE FACTS: Innocent drivers are protected by New York's Driver Protection Act. Don't be fooled by the ACLU's rhetoric.