Two Law Enforcement Agencies Solve a Murder and Attempted Murder
The Clearview AI investigative lead successfully linked two agencies cases
Allowed identification and arrest of the person who committed both crimes
Both cases were linked and solved within days
TWO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WERE WORKING TO SOLVE TWO SEPARATE CRIMES
Two customers went into a gas station and got in an altercation with the clerk over not wearing a facial covering. One of the customers fired several shots at the clerk and fled the scene. The Miami (Florida) Police Department was attempting to identify the suspect and the accomplice who drove the suspect away from the scene.
At the same time, a neighboring police department was trying to solve a murder that occurred shortly after the gas station shooting.
The two police departments were working independently, unaware of a significant link between the two crimes.
Miami PD had released a “need to identify” request connected to the gas station shooting, but neighboring agencies receive many such requests. If Miami PD never identified the suspect through Clearview AI’s facial recognition intelligence platform, the neighboring agency would likely not have known their victim was seen moments earlier with his killer.
“Without Clearview AI, the neighboring agency would likely not have known their victim was seen moments earlier with his killer.”
QUICKLY IDENTIFYING A VICTIM
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.
“The CCTV camera image was just above eye level. The quality was good. It was a color image.”
THE TWO AGENCIES LINKED THE TWO CRIMES AND IDENTIFIED THE MURDER SUSPECT, AND A THIRD AGENCY APPREHENDED THE SUSPECT
Miami PD has access to the Clearview AI software. This was one of approximately 300 investigative uses of Clearview AI by Miami PD in 2020, including both local cases and a request for assistance in identifying persons who breached the security perimeter at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
A Clearview AI search conducted by Miami PD instantly returned a top potential match for the gas station shooters’ accomplice via a prior arrest record. Further investigation linked this crime to the neighboring jurisdiction’s murder, in which the accomplice was murdered. Ballistics evidence established that the same gun was used in both crimes, which occurred within an hour of each other, therefore suggesting that the gas station shooter subsequently shot and killed his accomplice.
After additional investigative work, Miami PD obtained an arrest warrant for attempted murder. When the suspect was caught out of state, he was extradited back to Miami on both charges. The use of Clearview AI and solid investigative work by Miami PD took the suspect off the street, interrupting potential future violent acts.
“In the past decade, the availability of video evidence in all types of criminal investigations has grown exponentially, and the trend is by no means slowing down.”