Cranston to hold hearing on traffic cameras on Monday night
CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE)- Cranston will be holding a public hearing regarding its newly installed traffic cameras around the city on Monday night.
Cranston is one of three Rhode Island municipalities to have installed traffic cameras as part of a 60-day trial period.
City Council members will meet just one week after the ACLU sent a letter to the leaders of Cranston, Woonsocket, and Pawtucket, calling on them to stop using the cameras.
The ACLU said that the cameras are a privacy concern and were installed with no public notice or guidance.
Colonel Michael Winquist of the Cranston Police Department said that the cameras do not record people or faces.
If a photo is not used within 30 days, it is deleted, according to Col. Winquist.
The meeting will be at 8 p.m. at Cranston City Hall.