Wednesday, July 17, 2019
From the Sacramento Bee:
Lawmakers want to find out whether police departments are abusing Californians’ privacy rights and gathering information about undocumented immigrants with license plate readers.
They asked California State Auditor Elaine Howle on Wednesday to open an investigation into how law enforcement agencies use the technology, focusing on Fresno, Los Angeles, and Sacramento County.
State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, who introduced the proposal, said his aim was to protect residents’ privacy and ensure their information is being used properly. He also worries law enforcement agencies are sharing information about undocumented immigrants U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, potentially exposing them to deportation. Read more...