Facial recognition technology has resulted in a Georgia man being wrongfully arrested

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FILE - Massachusetts Institute of Technology facial recognition researcher Joy Buolamwini stands for a portrait at the school in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 13, 2019. Louisiana authorities’ use of facial recognition technology led to the mistaken identity arrest of a Georgia man on a fugitive warrant, an attorney for the man said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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Employees work at the Facial Recognition Unit at the Hyderabad Police Headquarters in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, April 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

This is Clay Cane. It’s unknown if Reid will file a lawsuit, but authorities in Georgia, and Louisiana, have not released a statement about the wrongful arrest.  According to The New York Times, facial recognition
technology has resulted in at least three wrongful arrests.

Facial recognition technology has resulted in a Georgia man being wrongfully arrested. According to the Associated Press, 28-year-old transportation analyst Randall Reid was accused of being a fugitive with a warrant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, due to facial recognition technology. Reid was taken in custody on Nov. 25 by local authorities in Dekalb County, Georgia, and held until Dec. 1. Reid was accused of stealing luxury handbags. He was eventually released due to a mole on his face and a 40-pound weight difference that did not match the suspect seen on surveillance footage.

For AURN News, this is Clay Cane.

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