Pasadena Police Say They Stopped Sharing License Plate Data With Homeland Security After Concerns It Was Passing the Data to ICE

Pasadena police officials said they stopped sharing information acquired through automated license plate readers with Homeland Security Investigations after realizing the federal law enforcement agency could be affiliated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

On Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported, the ACLU of Southern California, the Pasadena branch of the NAACP and several other local civil and privacy rights organizations sent a letter to Pasadena city and police officials urging the city to immediately end sharing automatic license plate reader data with the federal government and out-of-state agencies, and to end its contract with Vigilant Solutions, makers of the automatic license plate readers.