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Council to hear CMPD plans for wireless cameras, plate readers
by CLEVE R. WOOTSON JR. / Charlotte Observer
Posted on December 10, 2012 at 5:48 AM
Updated Monday, Dec 10 at 6:00 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Rodney Monroe plans to
tell the Charlotte City Council on Monday about his department’s plans to use
technology that has the potential to affect how the department fights crime.
The equipment – more than 500 wireless cameras, automatic license-plate readers
and a network of sensitive, gunshot-detecting microphones known as ShotSpotter –
were all bolstered by or put into place before the Democratic National Convention. The
city received a $50 million security grant from the federal government to pay for new
equipment and upgrades.
The Police Department did not comment in advance of Monroe’s statements to City
Council. But in the past, Deputy Chief Harold Medlock called the cameras effective
crime-prevention and crime-fighting tools.
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