SACRAMENTO (AP) — Attorney General Kamala Harris says her office has designed a mobile application that will allow law enforcement officers to download criminal records and other information to their smartphones.
She says the California Department of Justice maintains nearly 20 databases, but officers have had to retrieve information from them by radio through a dispatcher.READ MORE: LAPD Makes 6 Arrests, Confiscates Vehicles And Firearm Related To Motorcycle Sideshows In Fairfax District
Harris said Wednesday that radio transmissions can be interrupted or garbled, leading to sometimes dangerous confusion over whether a suspect has a criminal record.READ MORE: Deadly Hit-And-Run At Long Beach Apartment Complex Destroys Security Station, Killing Security Guard
The so-called “mobile justice” app lets officers download the information directly and more quickly.
Harris told those attending the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Government Affairs Day that she came up with the idea after touring technology companies and discovering that the mobile technology could be adapted for use by law enforcement.MORE NEWS: With Triple Digit Temps On The Way Experts Warn Of Severe Fire Danger
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