Police looking for arson suspect who tossed fiery object into Michigan gas station
DETROIT – Detroit police are seeking public assistance to find an arson suspect. According to video footage released by police, the suspect lit an object on fire and tossed it into a gas station in the 10800 block of West 7 Mile Road around 5:30 a.m. on April 29. The suspect fled the scene as the fire began to spread inside the gas station, which is among the businesses that have installed real-time camera connections with police headquarters as part of Project Green Light. Launched in 2016, Project Green Light is a public-private-community partnership that blends a mix of real-time crime-fighting and community policing. Footage of the incident and the suspect can be seen below.mlive.com
Police Offering Cash Reward For Information After Man Pees On Snack Rack At Detroit Gas Station
The Detroit Police Department is offering a cash reward for information on three suspects connected to the defacement of property at a Project Green Light gas station on Detroit's east side.detroit.cbslocal.com
Facial recognition technology helps Detroit police identify, arrest shooting suspect
DETROIT With help from facial recognition technology Detroit police arrested a 23-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting that happened on the citys west side. Police said the shooting happened on May 25 at 11:30 p.m. at a gas station in the 13600 block of West Chicago. A group of people were outside the gas station when an argument occurred between several women, according to officials. Officers used video footage from Project Green Light Detroit and facial recognition software to identify and locate the suspect. Burns was located and arrested on May 27 in the 15400 block of Steel.
Detroit business owner disagrees with protesters demand to end Project Green Light
The idea behind Project Green Light is to use cameras linked to police to keep the community safe. 2 was to end Project Green Light. Now there are Project Green Light cameras all over the city. Beydoun said hes seen an increase in business because of Project Green Light. It will be up to them if Project Green Light continues or is shut down, Beydoun said.
All the latest news and controversy over DPDs facial recognition technology
What he didnt mention was that the stills from those cameras, much like those installed outside businesses, can be run through facial recognition software. Reports surfaced in May that the Detroit Police Department has been using this software since July 2017 without approval from the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners. I want to make it clear: There will be no facial recognition software used with live-stream video by the Detroit Police Department. Meanwhile, State Rep. Isaac Robinson introduced a bill in the Michigan House of Representatives that would put a five-year moratorium on facial recognition technology. The board once again postponed a vote on the use of facial recognition software at Project Green Light locations.detroit.curbed.com
Opinion: It's time for a public referendum on Detroit's Project Green Light facial-recognition surveillance technology
click to enlarge Steve NeavlingWe, the people of Detroit, do not want pervasive real-time facial recognition surveillance in our city. However, despite the public outcry , the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners has forced this invasive and unconstitutional overreach of their authority upon us through an expansion of Project Green Light. As the duly-elected Police Commissioner for District 5, I was proud to vote yes on the start of this program. We on the board were told that this would help make our community safer while protecting the rights of our citizens. They circulated a policy document among board members with no explanation of where it came from, no opportunity to debate, and no public comment.metrotimes.com
Highland Park implements crime prevention program similar to Detroit's Project Green Light
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - Highland Park businesses are getting cameras thanks to a crime prevention program similar to Detroit's Project Green Light. Businesses will be outfitted with cameras as part of the city's blue light program, which will be monitored in real-time. "We're actually going to have an element called virtual policing," said Charles Lackey, Highland Park's technology director. The program has already helped curb some vandalism at the Ford Recreation Center. "We're a small 2.9 mile city and our response times are small now, but they'll be even greater once we get this up and going," Mayor Hubert Yopp said.