Some members of the Syracuse Common Council have concerns about the police use of license plate readers that capture license plate numbers as well as information about where and when they were seen.
Councilor Jean Kessner says Syracuse police hold such license plate data for a year, but she thinks that is too long. Kessner says if the license plate data is connected to a criminal case, then that's fine. Otherwise, the city should not need to know when and where somebody was - or when they returned.
Kessner and the council say the state should develop guidelines for law enforcement that determine how the data is used and how long it should be kept.