License plate scanners to be installed in Cuyahoga County

License plate scanners to be installed in Cuyahoga County

FAIRVIEW PARK - License plate scanners are coming to Cuyahoga County.

Fairview Park police chief Eric Upperman tells us the the license plate scanners will help police track down crime.

The scanners will be utilized for cases like stolen cars used in robberies, Amber Alerts, and terror threats. 

Cleveland and 18 of its suburbs will join the ranks of law enforcement agencies across the country to adopt license plates scanners.

Legislation will spend close to $900,000 to buy the cameras from Selex.

The system will for the first time allow each of the county's law enforcement agencies to seamlessly share investigative data, something that Chief Upperman believes is crucial in many cases. 

Mike Brickner from the ACLU believes that having the scanners are an invasion on residential privacy. 

Cameras in all 18 cities should be up by June 30, 2018.

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