Mike McAndrew reports:
New York will award $550,270 to police departments throughout the state to help them buy license plate readers, a controversial technology that enables agencies to photograph and track thousands of vehicles per day.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the grants to buy 27 license plate readers today as part of $976,790 the state awarded to police departments.
In New York, there are no state laws regulating how police agencies can use records created by license plate readers or how long the records should be kept. Police departments are left to make up their own rules.
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