Memphis mayor wants new technology for police cars - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis mayor wants new technology for police cars

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton says police officers need new technology put in their cars that could help stop crashes from happening.

Wharton made the comments last week, two days after a city officer was involved in a crash that killed two people.

The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/Rr4b02) reports that Wharton described the technology as a GPS-based device that would provide a variety of information to police officials including the location of a squad car, its route, its speed and what equipment was in use.

Wharton said he wasn't sure how much it would cost to implement the technology, but he plans to ask the City Council to find the money for it.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow