Fla. police cameras analyze thousands of license tags
By Ihosvani Rodriguez
HOLLYWOOD, FLa. — Meet the Hollywood Police Department's new license plate scanner. It already may have met you.
The multi-camera and scanner system, mounted on the trunk, hood, or roof of a cruiser, takes pictures as the officer drives through the city looking for stolen vehicles and criminals. The camera is capable of snooping through as many as 10,000 license plates a shift, leaving officials a bit giddy about its effectiveness.