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Is the new officer policing your local beat actually a robot?

Is the new officer policing your local beat actually a robot?

MuckRock recently learned about Huntington Park, California’s “RoboCop.” Help us learn if your local police are looking to purchase a new robo-officer.

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Huntington Park's new “RoboCop” stores pedestrians' faces, scans license plates, and costs $8,000 a month to run

Huntington Park’s new “RoboCop” stores pedestrians’ faces, scans license plates, and costs $8,000 a month to run

Back in June, the Huntington Park Police Department in California announced the newest addition to the force: A 400-pound security robot dubbed “HP RoboCop.” According to recently released materials, the agency is paying $8,000 a month for the robot, which has several previously unreported features, such as facial and license plate recognition.

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