From a New York Post article from Wednesday the NYPD apparently has a problem with the Waze mobile phone app because it tips drivers off to police checkpoints. This excerpt is taken from the NYP article:
“The NYPD is demanding Google yank a feature from its Waze traffic app that tips off drivers to police checkpoints — claiming such warnings could be considered “criminal conduct.”. The crowd-sourced app allows motorists to pinpoint “visible” or “hidden” police activity, and cops say the function makes their jobs harder.
“The posting of such information for public consumption is irresponsible since it only serves to aid impaired and intoxicated drivers to evade checkpoints and encourage reckless driving,” wrote Acting Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters Ann Prunty in a letter obtained by StreetsBlog. The letter, sent over the weekend, threatened that the NYPD would “pursue all legal remedies” against the tech giant if it didn’t comply.”