Posted: Fri. August 19, 2022, 1:11pm PT
In 2018, Jonathan Hofer was held at gunpoint when the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department's automated license plate reader (ALPR) misidentified the car he was riding in as stolen. It was not stolen. It was a law enforcement database error. Hofer's California Golden Fleece® Award report recommends several limitations on the new technology that can protect the privacy and property of law-abiding citizens from government intrusions.