Hemet, along with many other cities across the state, has employed mini cameras which are installed at intersections to record the license plates of each car passing by. The city said it considers them a valuable law enforcement tool, resulting in the recovery of many stolen vehicles and being of use in some criminal cases.
The partnership between the city and Atlanta-based Flock Safety, who installed 20 license plate reader cameras in the city, runs out in less than two years. Thus far, according to the city manager’s office the city has received no complaints from the public that the cameras may be infringing on their individual rights; however, other cities that once had the cameras installed are now taking them down because of such complaints.
The city’s contract with Flock S