New camera technology supports law enforcement

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Cape police say they were able to arrest 22-year-old Frantazia Dixon on Saturday after receiving an alert from the FLOCK system.

Dixon had an outstanding warrant from the Paducah Police Department. Following a search of the car, officers found 29-year-old DeCarlos Clemons Jr. Inside the trunk.

He reportedly had a federal warrant for a parole violation along with a felony arrest warrant from Paducah.

Bobby Newton, public information officer with the Cape Police Department, offered some clarification on how the flock camera system works.

“That we are watching everybody that drives by, that is not true. These plates are entered into NCIC, which is a national database. Then, once the vehicle drives by and the plate is read on the national flock system, the officers get an alert in their vehicle letting them know that there has been a vehicle that drove by associated with a wanted subject or a stolen vehicle or a stolen plate. Then the officers can respond to that area and locate it,” said Newton.

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