Law Enforcement: Technology and Privacy

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Special cameras on law enforcement patrol cars continuously scan the license plates of other drivers. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck calls them, "an investigative tool with unlimited potential." The Sheriff's Department says information from a license-plate scan helped solve a murder months after it happened, but the American Civil Liberties Union says there's a problem with privacy. The LAPD won't answer questions while there's a lawsuit pending.

Credits

Guests:
Peter Bibring - ACLU of Southern California - @PeterBibring, Steve Whitmore - Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - @sheriffspio

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Christian Bordal, Evan George