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New Orleans City Council votes to reinstate use of facial recognition technology

  • 4 mths ago

The New Orleans City Council voted Thursday to reinstate a controversial public safety tool leaders want to use to combat crime across the city.

The council passed a resolution to reinstate the use of facial recognition technology in a 4-2 vote.

The NOPD will now be able to use the software in investigations with some oversight.

New Orleans leaders held a news conference Wednesday, asking the public to call their council person and advocate for them to reinstate the software.

The software has been the center of privacy concerns for years from the New Orleans Council, the ACLU, and other nonprofit groups.

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