Detroit Public Television’s One Detroit looks at police and policing this Thursday June 24th at 7:30pm including a look at a critical face theory–facial recognition technology in use in Detroit despite some missteps.
If you’ve got a Michigan driver’s license, you’re in a state database along with the mugshots of known criminals.
“If you never committed a crime before, you are now part of a virtual line-up, my friend,” Detroit Police Commissioner Willie Burton told One Detroit producer Bill Kubota.
One Detroit takes a look at how a wrongful arrest was made using the technology and how some will not be surprised if more mistakes come to light.
American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan attorney Phil Major represents a Farmington Hills man falsely arrested by the Detroit Police Department for shoplifting.
Mayor said, “This is a tip of an iceberg for a tech problem, but the vast majority of people are never told when facial recognition technology is used.”
Learn more about the opportunities and limitations on facial recognition technology in policing with “POV: Coded Bias.”