The Miami Police Department Locates a Fleeing Homicide Suspect
Clearview AI directed law enforcement to the suspects’ whereabouts that they would not have been able to learn otherwise
Helped law enforcement locate and apprehend the fleeing suspect in less than two days
Clearview AI provided additional investigative information to validate evidence found at the crime scene
A SUSPECT DISAPPEARS AFTER RESTAURANT SHOOTING
The Miami (Florida) Police Department was investigating an incident that took place outside of Kush Restaurant in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. A patron and his friend got into an argument with a restaurant employee. One of them shot at the employee, however, he accidentally hit his friend instead, who died at the scene. The shooter fled.
In accordance with Florida law, the shooter was legally liable for his friend’s death.
Other evidence at the crime scene helped identify the shooter but could not help law enforcement locate his whereabouts.
“We worked the crime scene and obtained all available evidence including video evidence. We obtained the video footage from the restaurant that captured the suspect’s face.”
IDENTIFYING THE SUSPECT AND TO WHERE HE FLED
Clearview AI is a revolutionary intelligence platform, powered by facial recognition and designed to support law enforcement and government agencies in their shared mission to keep communities safe. Agencies utilize Clearview AI’s collection of 30+ billion open-source images, derived from social media posts, personal and professional websites, news articles, online mugshots and other criminal databases, public record sites and thousands of other open sources, to generate leads and accelerate investigations. With the largest volume of non-traditional data, the most powerful search tools available, and industry-leading compliance, Clearview AI reveals what no one else can: leads, insights, and relationships. These insights, when supported by other evidence, help law officials accurately and rapidly identify suspects, protect victims, and keep communities safe.
“He left his car parked at the scene. We could have identified him, however, Clearview AI helped us find him faster than we would have otherwise.”
THE SUSPECT WAS LOCATED AND APPREHENDED
The investigating officers gathered information from the crime scene, including video footage from a restaurant security camera. A still image was created from the video footage and submitted to a Clearview AI search. The search returned a strong potential match for the suspect, as well as his social media profile. The information in the social media profile, coupled with additional investigative work at the crime scene, allowed a second out-of-state police department to locate and apprehend the suspect less than two days later.
“As law enforcement officers, we have an obligation to the victims of crime to lawfully use every resource within our means to properly identify suspects and to implement the policies and procedures necessary to ensure that we use those resources in a responsible manner.”
— Assistant Chief Armando Aguilar
Criminal Investigations Division, Miami Police Department