HPD will use cameras to read license plates


HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police plan a second attempt to use cameras that will read multiple license plates a day.

Police said the camera will alert them if it runs across a plate that belongs to a stolen car, or if the plate is associated with someone who has an outstanding warrant or a suspended license.

The ACLU of Hawaii has raised privacy concerns over the system because it also collects information on where people go and how long they stay somewhere.

The ACLU said police should be clear on who has access to these images, and asked if the images will be stored or deleted.

Police said they are working on a policy now. They tried the system last year, but the camera was damaged beyond repair.