Officer Dennis Vafier, of the Alexandria Police Department, uses a laptop in his squad car to scan vehicle license plates during his patrols, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Alexandria, Va. Local police departments across the country have amassed millions of digital records on the location and movements of vehicles with a license plate using automated scanners. Affixed to police cars, bridges or buildings, the scanners capture images of passing or parked vehicles and note their location, dumping that information into police databases. Departments keep the records for weeks or even years. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ACLU: Police record license plates by the millions

A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people's movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good.…
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Evidence specialist: Deedy smelled of alcohol hours after deadly shooting

It was hours after a deadly shooting at a Waikiki McDonald's when a State Department Special Agent was being photographed by a Honolulu Police Department evidence specialist. The specialist was trying to document and collect evidence as Christopher Deedy stands trial for murder in the shooting death of Kollin Elderts.…
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$44.7M contract between UH and U.S. Navy extended

The University of Hawai'i and the U.S. Navy have approved the extension of the contract between the U.S. Navy and the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at the University of Hawai'i until July 2018. …