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Officer Garrett Dow explains how Portland Police are using high-tech license plate scanners [pictured behind him on a police squad car] in an effort to reduce crime. The press conference was held last Wednesday after the American Civil Liberties Union reported on use of the new technology nationwide and questioned how the technology infringes on privacy issues.

Officer Garrett Dow explains how Portland Police are using high-tech license plate scanners [pictured behind him on a police squad car] in an effort to reduce crime. The press conference was held last Wednesday after the American Civil Liberties Union reported on use of the new technology nationwide and questioned how the technology infringes on privacy issues.

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Portland Police are responding to an American Civil Liberties Union investigation on the use of high-tech police license plate scanners to record and monitor the movement or motor vehicles from across the city.