Those opposed to facial recognition technology bring fight to state government

Craig says there are no plans to use tech for real-time surveillance


DETROIT – Police use of facial recognition technology has been a hot topic in Detroit.

Dozens of people gathered to voice opposition to the controversial technology as the Detroit Police Department pushes for its expansion.

The Detroit Police Commission is looking over revisions to the use of facial recognition, changes made by Police Chief James Craig. Some people opposed to the technology are taking their fight to the state government.

Craig is adamant that there are no plans for the department to use the technology for real-time surveillance.

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