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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Little Rock City Board to discuss police radio encryption

Posted By on Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 6:17 AM

click to enlarge 10-4: Police chatter continues, but in Little Rock only the police can hear it.
  • 10-4: Police chatter continues, but in Little Rock only the police can hear it.
The Little Rock City Board will have a work session at 4 p.m. Tuesday on two topics.

I'd previously mentioned Uber, the car service that is challenging taxi services with cell phone-driven technology, would be a meeting topic. Uber representatives will be in town and the Little Rock cab franchise holder will appear.

Also on the agenda: Police radio encryption. No specific documents are on file for discussion. But lawsuits pend — and media and citizens unhappiness are evident — over the decision by new Police Chief Kenton Buckner to encrypt police radio traffic. Since Aug. 1, this has made radio traffic available only to law agencies with the key to unscrambling the signals.

As yet, nobody has come up with an alternative to allowing some access to broadcasts.

Media coverage of crime in a timely fashion has all but disappeared since encryption began. Many people who listened to police radio no longer have a Little Rock channel to monitor. State Police and Pulaski sheriff signals remain available.

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