Activists call to end automated license plate reader program in Chula Vista, CA

Local activists are calling on Chula Vista Police to suspend the use of its Automated License Plate Recognition program.

Police say it is an important crime-fighting tool, but immigration and privacy rights groups say there’s a lack of transparency with the program.

The Chula Vista Police Department presented a report on the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) program to the city council Tuesday night.