Detroit Police Commission Board Approves Use Of Facial Recognition Technology Despite National Backlash | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Detroit Police Commission Board Approves Use Of Facial Recognition Technology Despite National Backlash

By Aaron Kesel

The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners voted to approve the Detroit Police Department’s use of controversial facial recognition technology on the public, Courthouse News reported.

According to the directive, police would be limited to using the system when officers have “reasonable suspicion” of home invasions and violent crimes involving incidents like shootings, sexual assaults and carjacking. Further, the system doesn’t have assess to check immigration status on individuals and was restricted from accessing live surveillance streaming video or any security camera device. Outside agencies would be allowed access to the information if needed after proper paperwork is filed.

The order also clarified the technology will not be used to fully identify a suspect, but as an investigatory lead. However, given the nature of the technology we know that promise is bollocks...

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