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Anaheim Police To Use Facial Recognition

Orange County Register-


Anaheim city officials have given approval to the police department to purchase facial recognition software  that aids them in identifying criminal suspects.

The Anaheim Police Department already has been using the software as part of an 18-month trial with maker Veritone, a Costa Mesa-based company. Tuesday’s unanimous approval by the City Council allows for the department to purchase a one-year $35,000 subscription that will last from May 1 to April 30, 2021, according to city documents.

So far the software has helped solve more than 150 cases, police Sgt. Shane Carringer said. It’s also quicker than manually comparing suspect images with booking photos in the department’s database.

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