Detroit's Project Green Light might integrate facial recognition software

Detroit police announce new technology for Project Green Light cameras

By Jason Colthorp - Anchor/Reporter, Derick Hutchinson

DETROIT - Detroit police might be adding facial recognition to Project Green Light.

Police announced Project Green Light cameras that feed right to the Detroit Police Department will now have facial recognition software to identify people. But not everybody thinks this is a good idea.

Detroit police already consider Project Green Light to be a success that's cutting down on crime, and now, they believe adding facial recognition technology will help solve violent crime in the city.

The technology costs $1 million, but Assistant Detroit Police Chief James White said it's worth it to add a layer to the investigation process.

The ACLU of Michigan is concerned about the technology being inaccurate. It said the technology could falsely identify people as criminals.

Software will be part of the real-time crime center, which should be ready to open in November.

You can watch Jason Colthorp's full story and hear more from White in the video posted above.

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