Letter to the City of Marco Island: City of Marco Island’s Fixed ALPR System
NCLA submits the following letter urging the City of Marco Island to reconsider its plan to install three fixed Automated License Plate Reading Cameras (ALPRs) to monitor the comings and goings of every person who enters or exits the island. The City’s proposed actions violate clear constitutional limits and are an affront to the privacy of innocent members of the community.
Even where NCLA has not yet brought a suit to challenge the unconstitutional exercise of regulatory or executive power, it encourages government actors themselves to curb the unlawful exercise of such power by establishing meaningful limitations on their exercise of authority. NCLA believes that executive actors, such as city councils and other officials who oversee professional police departments, must ensure that they are not disregarding their constitutional obligations.
In 2018, NCLA filed a lawsuit against the City of Coral Gables, Florida, for its unlawful use of ALPRs.
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LITIGATION COUNSEL: Caleb Kruckenberg
LEGAL INTERN: Andrew Klee
GENERAL COUNSEL: Mark Chenoweth
SUBMISSION DATE: June 17, 2020