Live facial recognition cameras lead to 17 arrests in south London

26/03/2024 | BBC News

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) used live facial recognition cameras to arrest 17 individuals in Croydon and Tooting, South London. The MPS claim that the technology is being used for "precision policing." 

In a statement, Big Brother Watch's senior advocacy officer Madeleine Stone said, "Everyone wants dangerous criminals off the street, but papering over the cracks of a creaking policing system with intrusive and Orwellian surveillance technology is not the solution... Rather than actively pursuing people who pose a risk to the public, police officers are relying on chance and hoping that wanted people happen to walk in front of a police camera."

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