Mayor wants more license plate readers for police cars
BATON ROUGE- Mayor Kip Holden will being the two-phase process of asking city leaders to back him on accepting a grant that will furnish the city police force with another piece of equipment to read license plates Wednesday.
Holden's staff is introducing a measure to take the $19,000 grant from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
The machinery is attached to police cruisers and reads and runs the background on license plates within seconds of scanning the tags.
Seven BRPD cruisers are already outfitted with the camera and computer system. The grant would pay for an eighth.
Numerous other law enforcement agencies in the area have the technology, too.
Wednesday's item is an introduction and is up for a vote at the August 28th Metro Council meeting.