ACLU: No data yet from Vegas cops on license tags

Joyce Lupiani

ACLU: No data yet from Vegas cops on license tags

CREATED Sep. 14, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada says Las Vegas police haven't provided public records about departmental uses of automated license plate recognition systems.

ACLU chief Dane Claussen in Las Vegas says Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno and Henderson police and Washoe County sheriff officials have responded to public records requests made by the ACLU more than six weeks ago.

Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer said Friday that department administrators and lawyers are reviewing the request.

The records request in Nevada is part of a national effort by the ACLU to collect records from 37 states and the District of Columbia about police and government agencies collecting and keeping information about law-abiding people.

ACLU officials are concerned about how long the location and movements of people are kept on file.