Iowa moves to shield governor’s license plate data
IOWA CITY (AP) — After initially agreeing to release data about police inquiries on Gov. Terry Branstad’s state license plate, the Iowa Department of Public Safety has decided it will shield the information from the public.
The department said last month it would search for and release information showing how many times the 511SOS license plate was run through police databases, when it was done and by which agencies. This came after a high-ranking investigator alleged the governor’s vehicle has routinely been allowed to speed.
The data would indicate whether Branstad’s state-assigned Chevy Tahoe has faced other police stops, pursuits or inquiries in the past 2 ½ years, beyond the April 26 incident in which the trooper driving Branstad was clocked driving 84 mph on a state highway. It would also show whether the vehicle was caught speeding or running red lights in cities that operate traffic cameras, but avoided citations because of its special undercover designation.
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