NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist

Black Lives Matter Protest Organizer Derrick Ingram Turns Himself In To Police

Black Lives Matter activist Derrick Ingram (above) was targeted by the police for alleged assault. | Photo by Ira L. Black – Corbis/Getty Images

The New York City Police Department used facial recognition software to track down a Black Lives Matter activist accused of assault after allegedly shouting into a police officer’s ear with a bullhorn. The mayor’s office says it will “reassess” standards for using facial recognition after criticism that the case shows the technology being used indiscriminately.

On August 7th, the police department sent dozens of officers, including some in riot gear, to the home of 28-year-old activist Derrick Ingram. A stand-off followed, live-streamed by Ingram on Instagram, during which he repeatedly asked officers to produce a search warrant. They refused to do so. After protestors supporting Ingram flocked to the street, the NYPD stood down and…

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