What Do You Think About Lilburn's Police License Plate Readers?
Are these keys to law enforcement an invasion of privacy?
Like some other municipalities, the city of Lilburn employs the use of license plate readers to capture the bad guys.
Bad guys include those who are driving around in stolen cars, people wanted for previous crimes, those who have abducted babies, and more.
In August, for example, the city used the special devices to alert them to a stolen car, which led them to eventually find a suspect hiding in the freezer of an Ingles grocery store.
Typically, three automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) are mounted to patrol cars, and can snap pictures of thousands of plates each day. Police are then able to quickly check the the plate's numbers against policy agency databases.