North Florida Sheriff’s Office Identifies an Uncooperative Felon
87% faster identification time than other methods that didn’t work
Independently confirmed suspect identification in 2 minutes
INDIVIDUAL REFUSING TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES
In December 2019, a Florida Sheriff’s Office patrol officer pulled over a driver and her passenger. The passenger was uncooperative in providing his ID, provided two different names and dates of birth, and claimed not to know his Social Security number. Tattoos on the passenger’s neck indicated a possible gang affiliation. From his office, a Crime Analyst Supervisor started to assist the patrol officer in uncovering his identity.
The Crime Analyst Supervisor first tried to search a text-based database of arrestee scars, marks, and tattoos. After 15 minutes, he could not find a match of the passenger’s tattoos in the database.
Next, the analyst searched a photo of the passenger taken with the patrol officer’s smartphone against Florida’s state-wide facial recognition database. After another 15 minutes, and even after cropping and enhancing the photo, he still could not find a match for the passenger.
“With the other facial recognition programs, sometimes I have to crop the picture or I have to lighten it up…. With Clearview AI, I didn’t have to do anything to it.”