Reno Police Expand Automatic License Plate Surveillance

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RENO, NEV. (AP) — RENO police are expanding the use of technology to automatically read license plates in an effort to reduce gun violence.

The Reno City Council approved the expanded use of devices and associated software to track license plates despite critics' concerns it could be used to secretly monitor the movement of law-abiding citizens, according to the Reno Gazette Journal.

“We want our dangerous criminals off the streets, and that is what this grant is focused on,” Police Chief Jason Soto told the council. “We are trying to reduce violent gun crimes in the city of Reno.”

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