LAPD officials told reporters over and over that they used facial-recognition search 0 times. Public records show they were off by ... 29,817. What a goof!
The LAPD lied to me last year when I wrote about police use of facial recognition. Their quote: "We actually do not use facial recognition in the Department" But and found documents showing they actually use it *all the time*
LAPD has used facial recognition software nearly 30,000 times since 2009. 300+ officers have access to it. The figures show for the first time how common the tech is in department, which for years has provided vague, contradictory info (w/ )