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Public hearings for license plate cams set for next week

Public hearings for license plate cams set for next week

2 weeks, 3 days ago by Scott Hardy

Chief Adam Yates wants to address privacy and other concerns

The Quincy Police Department says it will hold two public meetings next week, about its' wish to install 20 license plate reading cams in the city.

QPD Chief Adam Yates said Friday that the meetings will be held Monday night at 6:00 PM at Quincy City Hall, and Wednesday night at 6:00 PM at the Quincy Police Department Sub Post in the Quincy Town Center. Chief Yates says the meetings, which will last from 30 to 45 minutes, are to tell residents what the cams will and will not do, and to address privacy and constitutional concerns. Chief Yates plans to ask the Quincy City Council in the next few weeks to buy 20 automated license plate reader cams, or ALPR's. During a recent interview with WTAD News, Chief Yates said that if the cams were in use in Quincy, the QPD would likely have more information about a recent shooting.

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A statement says that license plate readers are being used by thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country, including by the Illinois State Police and other agencies in the state.

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