License Plate Recognition Logs Our Lives Long Before We Sin (from L.A. Weekly)

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Recent Work

The Long Beach Police Department press release in August 2010 was tellingly brief — just 121 words. Franklin Robles, 33, had been shot to death on his way to buy a used Cadillac, a possible robbery attempt turned bloody.

There was no suspect, no eyewitness. Investigators had little to go on — or so it appeared. What Long Beach detectives didn’t know the day of the murder was that the alleged getaway car had already been under police surveillance — before Robles’ murder was even contemplated.

Go to L.A. Weekly