A University of California campus police department secretly installed a surveillance system throughout its headquarters and was used it to record officers private conversations. The recording equipment was everywhere, including in the bathrooms. The existence of the surveillance system was made public as the result of a lawsuit filed recently by a police association.
According to a recent article from the San Francisco Chronicle, devices installed throughout UC Irvine’s police headquarters were powerful enough to pick up normal conversations through walls, said the suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of the Federated University Police Officers’ Association. The class-action suit names UC Irvine Police Chief Paul Henisey, Assistant Chief Jeff Hutchinson, the UC Board of Regents, security outfit Johnson Controls Inc. and the police department as defendants.