REPORT: LAPD USED FACIAL RECOGNITION NEARLY 30,000 TIMES
AppleMagazine|September 25,2020
REPORT: LAPD USED FACIAL RECOGNITION NEARLY 30,000 TIMES
The Los Angeles Police Department has used facial-recognition software nearly 30,000 times since 2009 even while denying at times that it used the controversial technology at all, the Los Angeles Times reported this week.

The LAPD doesn’t have its own face-scanning platform but uses the face-comparison software provided through the Los Angeles County Regional Identification System, a database of about 9 million mugshots, the Times said.

Recent denials that the Police Department used facial recognition were mistakes, Assistant Chief Horace Frank told the paper. Frank said he told the city’s Police Commission about its use two years ago.

“We aren’t trying to hide anything,” he said.

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September 25,2020