8th Circuit Finds No 4th Amendment Violation In License Plate Scanning System

Mealey's (August 11, 2015, 1:18 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — Likening a police department’s license plate recognition (LPR) scanning system to a flyer or bulletin, an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 7 found that the use of an LPR system in a traffic stop did not violate an arrestee’s rights under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (United States of America v. Lawrence Edward Williams, No. 14-3532, 8th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 13803).

(Opinion available. Document #97-150827-023Z.)

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