Search Close Menu

Tag Search Result

Facial Recognition

Police Commission Approves LAPD's Facial Recognition Use Policy

he policy was approved with a modification for the Inspector General to work with the commission's executive committee to develop and ensure a “strong oversight system,'' according to Commission President Eileen Decker.

Read more

MA Senate Votes to Make Police Reform Bill Less Restrictive

Massachusetts state senators agreed Monday to scale back restrictions they had sought to put on the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement and to limit the influence of a civilian led commission over police training.

MA Lawmakers Agree on Police Reform Bill That Creates POST, Bans Chokeholds

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are set to vote on a police reform bill that would make some of the biggest changes in years to law enforcement oversight and rules in the state.

Portland Activist Plans to Use Facial Recognition to ID Police

“I am involved with developing facial recognition to in fact use on Portland police officers, since they are not identifying themselves to the public,” Christopher Howell said during the meeting.

Closing Cases with New Investigative Technologies

New tools help detectives collect, analyze, and share information to clear caseloads more quickly and efficiently.

California Law Prohibits Facial Recognition on Police Body Cameras

The bill from Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, takes effect at the start of 2020 and expires after three years. Ting initially proposed a permanent ban on the technology.

Bernie Sanders Calls for Ban on Police Use of Facial Recognition Software

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders—the Democrat from Vermont who served as a U.S. Representative for 16 years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006—has called for a complete ban on the police use of facial recognition.

San Francisco Outlaws Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to outlaw the use of facial recognition technology by police and other government agencies.

Knightscope Adds Facial Recognition to K1 Security Robots

"Prospective clients were able to upload a photo into the Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC) and then watch the K1 detect and report them as they moved about the booth. One creative individual even attempted to elude ‘capture’ by donning a pair of dark sunglasses to no avail," the company says.

Read more

San Francisco Could Ban Use of Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement

The proposal, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin, would also require public input and the supervisors’ approval before agencies buy investigative technology with public funds. That includes the purchase of license plate readers, toll readers, closed-circuit cameras, body cams, and biometrics technology and software for forecasting criminal activity.