License plate readers not authorized for immigration enforcement in Nashville

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Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 7:20 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Council voted to not allow license plate readers to assist with immigration enforcement on Tuesday.

Council members approved the ordinance amending Section 13.80.080 of the Meto Code of Laws regarding the use of LPR technology to exclude assisting with immigration enforcement as an allowed use of LPRs.

Another ordinance, sponsored by Bob Mendes, if voted on, would have prevented Metro LPRs from finding a vehicle to enforce federal immigration laws.

Mendes said in a statement that in almost all instances, Homeland Security would already know the immigration status of the person they are looking for.

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