Civil Rights Groups Sue LAPD Over Automatic License Plate Readers

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Two privacy rights groups sued the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Monday after both agencies allegedly failed to provide more information about how it uses automatic license plate readers.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California claim they filed requests for records on ALPR policy and training, along with a week’s worth of ALPR data, eight months ago under the California Public Records Act.

The LAPD and the sheriff’s department, however, allegedly refused to hand over the requested documents, according to the complaint...


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