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BPD Surveillance Plane Plans May Stay Grounded

Apr 15, 2020

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What’s the best way to combat the staggering number of murders in Baltimore? One approach supported by Police Commissioner Harrison is a test of aerial surveillance. What could it accomplish? What are its limitations? What privacy concerns does it raise? We speak with Baltimore Beat news editor Brandon Soderberg, who has reported on the technology. And also with David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney at ACLU of Maryland. He explains the lawsuit filed against BPD using the technology … and questions why, during a city lockdown, there is a rush to put it in place.

Read more information about the ACLU lawsuit here. To read Soderberg's reporting in The Appeal, visit this link. To learn about the Persistent Surveillance Systems technology, visit this link.

To read the update about the ACLU ruling, visit this link.