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In These Times: Chicago Police Tight-lipped About Use of License Plate Scanners, Despite $500,000 New Contract

Date: 03/04/15

In These Times has an ongoing investigative series called “We Surveil and Protect” that looks at the surveillance activities of the Chicago Police Department (CPD). This article highlights inconsistencies in the data released by the CPD regarding police use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs). ALPRs are cameras mounted on the dashboards of police cars and are used