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MARCH 1, 2017 | FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
A fatal car crash occurred in Florida where a vehicle carrying 2 people hit a tree, resulting in the immediate death of the driver who was ejected from the car. A good Samaritan, who was the first person to arrive at the scene, bravely ran into the burning wreckage and successfully rescued the passenger.
NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
Andrew Conlyn, who had survived the crash as a passenger, was falsely accused of vehicular homicide and charged with a crime. He faced a potential 15 years in prison even though he was not guilty. The prosecution had mistakenly assumed that he was the driver.
The defense team for Andrew Conlyn only had one piece of evidence – a photo of the good Samaritan taken from the body camera of the police who arrived at the scene of the crash. Unfortunately, the police had neglected to record the good Samaritan's name, which could have helped to prove Andrew's innocence.
OUT OF CLUES
JUNE 13, 2022 | FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
Patrick Bailey, the attorney representing Andrew Conlyn, had exhausted all efforts to identify the good Samaritan witness who could exonerate his client. Despite posting flyers in the area and reaching out to local news outlets, he was not receiving any assistance from law enforcement. As a last resort, on June 13th, Bailey wrote a letter to Clearview AI, inquiring if the company's facial recognition technology could aid in identifying the good Samaritan.
CLEARVIEW AI TO THE RESCUE
After receiving Patrick's letter, Hoan Ton-That, the CEO of Clearview AI, promptly scheduled a Zoom call to provide an overview of the facial recognition technology and set up a demo account for him. With just one search using Clearview AI, Patrick was able to find a potential lead to identify the good Samaritan witness in just 2 seconds. It was a photo taken at a party in Florida.
JULY 27, 2022 | LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Through further investigation, Patrick was able to use the group photo from Clearview AI to identify the good Samaritan witness as Vince Ramirez. Vince was able to recall the incident, and agreed to provide testimony in court. The prosecution dropped their case the day after Vince's testimony.
I’m grateful they did find me, I didn’t want some innocent person to be sent to prison for 15 years for something he didn’t do.
— VINCE RAMIREZ
Good Samaritan Identified by Clearview AI
JULY 28, 2022 | LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
After 5 years of stress and a potential sentence of 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Andrew Conlyn was finally exonerated on July 28th, only 45 days after his attorney sought assistance from Clearview AI.
Clearview AI's technology is often perceived as being exclusively for law enforcement, but it is more accurately described as "pro justice." It can aid in identifying criminals, but also help the innocent defend against false accusations. This technology is not limited to law enforcement agencies but is also accessible to public defenders. We acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of those who work tirelessly to defend the innocent when no one else will.
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