Jany, Libor. 2020. Police use of facial recognition technology soars in Minnesota. TCA Regional News, Dec 05, 2020. (accessed December 5, 2020).

The growing popularity of facial recognition tools among local law enforcement in Minnesota has renewed public debate about how, when and why the powerful technology is deployed.

Since 2018, police have run nearly 1,000 searches through the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office’s facial recognition system, with more than half of those searches coming this year alone, according to new county figures.


Munira Mohamed, a policy associate with the state branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, said the ACLU and others say there’s a lack of transparency in police facial recognition use, despite nagging concerns over privacy and false matches.

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