SCSO using cameras to solve crimes during health crisis

SCSO using cameras to solve crimes during health crisis
Flock is an infrastructure free license reading camera that helps police identify vehicles used in crimes. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - Dozens of Flock cameras across Shelby County are helping the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to solve crimes amid the COVID-19 health crisis.

Using plate-reading technology, officers are able to track down suspects and minimize the amount of contact made with people in the community.

Thanks to the Flock cameras, SCSO recently caught two suspects in a Memphis carjacking case with minimal contact. Officers are still working to recover the stolen vehicles and other wanted suspects.

So far, SCSO has reported 15 cases of COVID-19 -- 14 of those cases are employees. The department is working with health care officials to take the necessary measures to reduce spreading the virus.

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