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Local Leaders Talk About Police License Plate Readers

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - New police chief, Mike Yankowski, met with the city's public safety committee to discuss Lansing's policy on license plate readers used by police.

The devices would stay inside police cars and scan all license plates on vehicle's driving by officers on the road. Officials say the plate readers provide a safe way for police to crack down stolen vehicles.

While Lansing and other local communities draft license plate reader policies, local representatives in the Michigan House are working on similar legislation at the state level.

"As we talk to local communities who are beginning to buy this data, there wasn't a date policy that many of them had. Many of them are looking to create policies. And we said we might as well, at a state level, have a conversation on how we protect individuals privacy, but at the same time provide tools for law enforcement," said State Rep. Sam Singh.

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