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Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Solves a Case That Could’ve Gone Cold

BENEFITS

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Investigate lead provided 

in just seconds

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Provided a person of interest that may not have been discovered

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Prevented a case 

from going cold

PROBLEM

A HOMICIDE CASE IN NEED OF INVESTIGATIVE LEADS

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (FL) was working on a homicide case. The victim’s body was found in an area with a large transient population, where few witnesses were available.

 

As part of its investigation, the detectives contacted the family of the victim. The family mentioned that the victim had recently met a new acquaintance, but they only knew him by his first name.

 

Fortunately, the family happened to have a picture on their camera showing the acquaintance’s face. While the facial image was not of high quality, the detectives snapped a picture of the photo on the camera in hopes it would reveal the acquaintance’s identity.

“This area where the homicide happened has a lot of homeless people who don’t know a lot about people out there.”

SOLUTION

QUICKLY IDENTIFYING A PERSON OF INTEREST

An automated facial recognition solution based upon artificial intelligence can speed up identification time dramatically. Facial recognition compares an uploaded probe image against a database of images. Law enforcement agencies can use facial recognition results as investigative leads, and when supported by other evidence, they can accurately and rapidly identify suspects, persons of interest, and victims of crimes.

 

The technology Clearview AI provides is a post-event research tool, using over 40 billion photos derived from publicly available web sources, including social media posts, personal and professional websites, news articles, online mugshots and other criminal databases, public record sites and thousands of other open source records. Clearview AI’s law enforcement customers can use the results from this tool as investigative leads, which require confirmation and follow-up investigation from trained investigators.

“To me it wasn’t a great photo. I was actually surprised that it hit, but then again we’ve gotten hits on worse photos.”

THE RESULTS

CLEARVIEW AI IDENTIFIES THE PERSON OF INTEREST, PROVIDING AN INVESTIGATIVE LEAD THAT RESULTS IN AN ARREST