New Jersey Police Disregarded Face Rec Use Policy, Sued for Wrongful Arrest

By Isabella Cheng, Published Mar 22, 2022, 08:54am EDT (Info+)

Although New Jersey police were explicitly instructed that facial recognition matches are not to be used as probable cause for arrest, the police used a match to falsely arrest a man, IPVM verified from recent court filings.

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The man sued the police, city mayor, county prosecutors, and the manufacturer involved.

In this report, IPVM examines the wrongful arrest, the ongoing lawsuit, and the issues associated with facial recognition, including potential manufacturer liability concerns and comments from the ACLU.

Executive *******

****** *****, * ***** *** **** New ******, *** ******* ******** *** put ** **** *** ** **** in ******** **** ***** ****** ******** a "**** ******** ***" **** ****** recognition ******** *********** ***** ** * suspect *** *** **** * ***** scene **** *****. ***** ***** **** the ******, **** *****, *** ****** prosecutors *** ***** **** ** *** false ****** *** **********.

******** **** ******* **** *** ********* show **** *** ****** **** ***** clear ************ *** ** *** * facial *********** ***** ** ******** ***** and ** **** *** * ***** as * ******** ****. ******** ****** had *** *******'* ************, **** ****** to ******* ***** ****** ***** * weeks ***** **** *** ******* ****** a ******* *** *****' ******.

Lawsuit ***** ******* ** ****** *** ******** ******

****** ***** ******* **-**** **************** *** **********, ** ******, ********** officials, *** ****** *********** ** ******** 25, **** *** ***** ******, ***** imprisonment, *** ***** ****** **********:

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**. *****' ******* ***** ***** ***-**** ******* *********** ******* **, ****, ********* *** shoplifting ***** **** ***** *** **** accused **.

Alleged *********** *****

** ******* **, ****, ********** ** Police *** ******* ** * ********* shoplifter ** * ***** *****, ********* to*** ******'* ********* ** ******** ********** ** ******* **, ****. *** police ***** *** ******* *** *** driver's ******* *** ********* **** *** license *** ****. ****** ***** **** although *** ******* *** ****, *** license *** **** "*** *******'* **** picture ** **," ********* ** *** affidavit.

*******, **** *** ****** ********** *** suspect, ** *** ** *** ***, attempted ** *** **** *** *******, and ***** ***, **** ********* *** car. *** ****** **** **** ** "process *** ****** ** *** ******* for ************" *** ****** ******* ******, according ** *** *********.

Faulty ****** *********** *****

********* ** *** *********, *** ****** sent *** *** ******* ** *** fake ******* ** *********** ********** ************ ****** (****)*** ****** **** ***** ************ ****** (*****)*** ****** *********** ******** *** ******** a **** ********** ***** *** *** after *** *****.

*** ****** ********* **** *** ****** "received * **** ******* ********** ** the ******* ** *** ********** ********* driver's *******", ******** ****** *****, *** plaintiff ** *** ****:

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************, *** ******** ****** ************ ****** in *** **** ********* ** *** New ****** ****** **** * *****, according ** ****** ********* ******* *** two *********** *** *********'* ******* ***** ** February ****.

*** ********, ** ****** ***** ****** that *** ****** ***** * "**** possible ***":

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*******, *** *** ****** ********* ** the **** ******* ********* **** ********* that *** *** *** ****** *** suspect **** *** ***** *****:

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*** ********, ** ************ ********* **** the ****** *********** ***** *** * "high ****** ***" *** **** ** had "******* *** ***** ** *** license * ****** ** *** *** pixels *****":

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Affidavit ** ******** ***** ****** ****** ** ****** *****

*** *** ****** ****** **** **** this ***** ** ****** *** ********* of ******** ***** ** ******* **, 2019, *****' ******* ****. ******** *** affidavit ********* **** ******** **** **** to **** ************ **** *** ***** scene, *** ********* ****** "****** ** the ****** *********** *****" ** *** received,********* ** *** *********'* ******** **** filing:

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Fingerprints *** **** ** ******** ***** *********

******** *** ******** *** ************ ** the ******* **** *** *** **** he *** ********** *********, **** ********* did *** ******* *** ****** ***** February **, ****, ********* ***** *********'* ******** **** ******:

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**** ** *** ***** ***** *** police *** ****** ** ****** ******* for *****. ** ******** **, ****, Parks *** ******* **** ******** *** had **** **** ** *** ********* County *********** ******.

********* **** *** ********* ************* **** *** ************ **** **** matching ** * *** ***** ********** Walker:

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Possible ***** ** **** ****, *** ******** *****

*******, *** **** **** *** ** police **** ** ******* ****** *********** analysis ** *** **** ******'* ******* clearly ****** **** * ******** ***** "should **** ** ********** ** ************* lead." *** **** ******** **** "******* investigation ** ****** ** ******* * possible ***** ******* ***** ************* ************ information ***/** ********." **** **** *** provided ** ** ******* ***** ******** **** *********** *** *********'* *******.

******, *** **** ****** ** *** capital ******* **** * ***** ** "not ******** ***** ** **** ** arrest.":

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Probable ***** *. ************* ****

********* ********* ** *** ** ****************** **** ******** **** * ***** against "************ ******** *** ********" ****** there ** "******** *****" ** ******* that ******* ** ******** ** * crime. ***** **** **** ** ******** cause *** ****** ** ***** * warrant *** *******'* ******:

*** ***** ** *** ****** ** be ****** ** ***** *******, ******, papers, *** *******, ******* ************ ******** and ********, ***** *** ** ********, and ** ******** ***** *****,but **** ******** *****, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. [emphasis added]

******** ***** ***** ****** * ***** basis ** ****** *******, ******* * search, ** ***** ********. ** *** other ****, ** ************* **** ** a **** **** ***** ******* ******** to ****** ******** ***** **, *** example, ****** *******. ****** ****** *** investigate ***** ** *** ***** ***** for ********* *******. *******, **** **** establish ******** *****.

New ****** ******** *******'* ***** ** **** *** ***

*** *** ****** ******** *******'* (****) office *** ****** *** **** *** policy ********* ** *** **** *** request ****, **** ******* ****** ** used ** ************* ***** *** *** probable ***** ** **** ** ******.

*** **** ********** ** ********* * ********* ****** for *** *********** *** ** ****** recognition************ ****** ******** ** **** ***** in ***** ****. ***** ********** ********, *** ******** General ****** **** *** ** *** general ********** ******* *** ****** *********** process ** "* *********** ** ***** results ** ******* *******":

** * ********* ******* *****************,any ****** **** ******** *** *** ** ****** *********** ********** ** *** **** ***** *** ********* ** *********** ** **********, and instead must limit the use of this technology to generating investigative leads when law enforcement is otherwise unable to identify a suspect. [emphasis added]

*** ******** ******* ***** **** *** protocol *** *********** ****** ****** ** to ********** **** "****** ******* **** never ** ******* ** ********** **************."

******** *** ****** ********* **** *** have ** ******** ****** ********** *** law *********** *** *** ****** ***********, it ** ***** *** ******** ******* agrees ****** *********** ******* ****** **** be **** ** *** ***** ** information ** ** *************.

ACLU: *** *********** ****** *** *** ****** ***********

*** **** "****** ******** **** *** enforcement ****** *** *** ****** *********** technology,"****** *******, * ******* ****** ** *** ACLU ** *** ****** **** ****:

IPVM Image*** ***'* ******* *** *** *** ways **** ***** ****** ******* *** every ****** ***** **** ******** ***** results, *** *********** ****** ****. ** know **** ****'** [********** ********* ******* to ** **** ** **** *****] already *** ***** ** * ****** and ***'* ** ********* ******** ** evidence *** *** ********* ** * ban.

10 **** ** ****

****** *****, ***** **** **** **** as ******** ******** *** *** ** the **** ******'* *******, *** **** arrested *** ********.

** ******** *, ****, ***** **** to **********, ** "** ***** ** what ** **** ** ** [*] matter ** ******** ********," ********* ** the ******* *********:

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*******, *** ********* ******* **** ** the ********** ****** **********, ***** *** put ***** ******, *** ************* "****** accusations ** ***":

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***** **** *** ************* **** "** had ***** **** **** ** **********," according ** *** ******* *********:

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***** **** ***** * ***** ** 10 **** ** ********* ****** *********** Center, ********* ** ***** ** "********** solitary ***********" ******* *********** ********* ** keep *** ** ******:

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***** *** ******* ******** **** **** after "*** ****** *** *****é* ***** an ********" *** *** *** "**** a ******** ********** *******,"********* ** *** *** **** *****. ******* ***** *** * ******** record *** ******* ***** ** *** past, ** *** *** ******** **** jail ***** *** ***** *******.

Charges ******* ** ******** ****

**********, *** ******* ******* ***** **** dropped ** ******** ****, "**** *** plaintiff ******** ** *** ***** **** he *** ***** ** ***** ******* he *** ******** *** ******* ***** was ** ********,"********* ** *** ******* *********.

Defendants ***** ********

*** ********** *********, ******, *** *********** involved ** **** **** **** ******* immunity ******** **** **** ***** ********* in **** ****.

*** ********** *****, ******** ** ******, and *** * ******** ******** ** the **** ******* ****** ** *** *********'* ******* complaint** **** *, ****, ********* **** their ******* **** "****** *** ***** of ***** *********" *** "** **** faith.":

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*** ****** ********** *** ********* **********, who **** **** **** ****,***** * ****** ** ******* **** case** **** **, ****, ******** **** both *** "******** ** ******** ************* immunity *** ******* ********** ** ***** role ** ***********."

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Biometric ******* ****** ****

******, *** ******* **** ********* ******** the *** **** ***** ************ ****** (NYSIC) **** ****** *********** ********, ** also ***** **** ** *** *********:

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************, ****** ** ***** **** *** "negligent ***********." ** *** ******* *********, Parks' ******* ****** **** "****** **** or ****** **** ***** **** *** facial *********** ******* ** ******, *** it ****** ** ****** *** ********* and ***** ** **** ****." ****** has *** ********* ** **** ******* yet **** *** *******.

Manufacturer ********* *** ***** *******?

**** ******* ****** ** *** ***** of ******* ** *** ****** *********** manufacturers *** ** **** ****** *** mistakes **** ***** ***-***** ****. *********, police **** * ******* **** ** using *** ****** ***, *******, *****-*********** matches **** *** ****** **** ***** available ********. *** *******, *** ****** recognition ******** ******* **** **** ** the ** ****** ******* ****** **** a ***** ** ** ** **** only ** * ****. *******, *** system *** ****** * ******-****** ***** that ***** ** ***** *********, *** this ********* ***** ******** ** *** wrongful ****** *** ********** ** ** innocent ******.

*** **** ** ** **** ************* should ** *********** *** *** ***** they *********:

** *** ************ **** ** ********* wrong,they ********* ****** ** **** *********** *** *** ***** **** *******. [emphasis added]

*******, *** ******* ****** ** **** to **** ******* ****** *********** *** used ** **** ***** ** ***** investigation, *** *** ************ ** **** tool, *** **** ** ** ****:

**********, **'* **** ** **** ******* what ***** **** **** ** ** investigation.That ***** ***** *** ** ******** ** * ********* **** ****'** **** ******** *** ***** *** ** * **** ** *** ******, that a facial recognition tool was used to ID them at some point in the investigation. When **** *******, **** [**********] **** *** ******* **** **** *** ** ******* ***** *** ** ***** ** *** **** *** ****** *********** *******, *** ***** *** *** ************ ** *** **** **. [emphasis added]

********** *** *** ** **** **** they ***'* **** *** ***** ************* are, *** **** ***** ** ** able ** **** *** ***** ************* are.

Facial *********** ******** ***********

*** *** **** ***** *** ******* Free ***** **** ******** ** *** arrests ** * ***** ***** ***,****** ****************** ******,**** ** **** **** **** ******** for ****** **** *** *** ****** based ** ****** ****** *********** *******.

****'* **** **** ********* ** **** these ***** ******* *** ***** ***** relatively ***** **********. ** *****' ****, the ****** ********* * ******* ** a ******'* *******, ****** ****, ** be ********. *****, *** *******'* ******* was ***** **** * *************** ***** under **** ********, **** ****** ** be **** ** * **** *******:

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** ** ***** ***** ***** ***** circumstances *** ****** ** ** ********* mistake, **** ** ** **** **** likely ****-**** ****** *********** ***** **** much *****, *** ** **** ********, bad ******, *** **** *********. ** facial *********** ******** ****** **** *******, it ** ****** **** ******** ** ban ** ** ***** ******** *** use ** **** ********** **** ********.

Currently ** *********

*** **** ** ***** ** *********, with **** ********* ****** ** ***** 29, ****. ****** *********, ********* ****** reports *** ***********, ** ********* ** be ********* ** ****** *, ****. However,*** *****'* ********** ********* *** ******** **** **** **** is ******** ** ** ** *****.

Comments (11)

**** *********** *** ***** ********* ** always ********. * **** ** ***** that *** ************ ****** ***** **** culpability *******, ** ***** ****** ** what ***** ** ******** ** ********. It ** *** ** *** **** a ****** ****** ***** ************** ***** have ********* *** ** **** *** that *** ****** **** ***% ***** to * ********** **** ** ***** going ** ** ***% ********.

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**** ******* ****** ** *** ***** of ******* ** *** ****** *********** manufacturers *** ** **** ****** *** mistakes **** ***** ***-***** ****.

***, **** ***** ** * *** precedent ** **** ************* ****** ** this ***. *******, * ***** **** initiatives **** **** ******** *** ****** lawmakers/lawyers/etc ********** **********, ************ *** ********** behind ***/*** ********.

**** ********* ******** ******* **** **** of * "********** *****" ****** *** matches ** ****** ***************, *** **** of *** **** *** ** *** ever *** * "***%" ********** *****. AI ******** *** ***** ****** ** absolutely ******** ***** *** ** ******* a *****, ** *** **** **** you **** ******* **** ***** ********* other ****** ** *** ********.

* **** *** **** ******, *** in **** **** ** ****** **** the ******* **** * "**** **********" match *** *** ** "******** **********" match. *** ******* **** **** **********, but **** ** *** *** ***** of *** ************. ******* ** ***** say **** ************* ****** **** ***** data ****** **** ******* ** *** results, *** ******* **** ******, *** this ****** **** * **** ** blaming *** **** ******* ** *** humans.

** **** ****-*** ******* *** * feature **** ******** * **** *** directly **** *** ** ****** *******, then ****, ***'* **** ***** ****. But **** ** ** **** ******* you *********** *** ***** *** ***** matches *******, **** ****** *** ** a ************ ********* ******.

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**** ********* ******** ******* **** **** of * "********** *****" ****** *** matches ** ****** ***************, *** **** of *** **** *** ** *** ever *** * "***%" ********** *****

****, *** ****:

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** ** *****, ***** *** ******'* statements ** **** ****, **** **** I **** ****, * ***** **** is ********* ** ***** **** *** police.

*** ** *** ****** **** ************* had **** ************** ** ***** **** they ***, * ***** **** ***** be **** ******* ** *** ****** they ****.

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* ************* ***** **** ***, ******* you *** ********* ********'* ********* ** "We *** ****** *********** ********** **** other ******** ** ***, *** **** does *** ********* ******* ********". ** would ********* ** ****** ** *** statement **** **** ****** *** *** not ******* **************.

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* **** ** **** ** *** local ** *** **********. *** ***** and ************ ** * ******* *** will ******** ** *** ****** ** thrown ***. *'* ********* **** ****'* go ***** *** ***** **** ****** the *******

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* **** ** **** *** ****. I ** ***** ** *** *********** claiming ******** **** ********** **** ***** not **** ******** *** **** **** their *** *********. ****** ********** *** fingerprints ***** **** ********* **** ********* from *********.

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* **** ** **** *** ****. I ** ***** ** *** *********** claiming ******** **** ********** **** ***** not **** ********had **** **** ***** *** *********.

***'* **** **** ******.

** ***** *** ** ******** ********** in ***** *** *** *** ** this ********** ** ***** ************, *** canwhat '*********' ** even be determined? The onus should be on the lawmakers for never setting any policy requirements.

* ** * *** ** *** ACLU, *** ***** ******** **** ** should******* **** ***** ** *********** ******** to **... *** ***** ** ******* out ** *** ******.

* ***** *** **** *** ********** LE *****, *** ******* ******** *** guidelines ********* *** ** *** ** used, ** **** ******** ** *** more *** **** ***** **** **** one.

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* ** * ****** ******** ** IDEMIA, *** ********* **** *** ******* on ************ ********* ******.

*******, ** *** ****** *********** ******* explicitly ****** **** ******* *** ****** to ** **** ** ** ************* lead, **** **** *** *** ******* to *** *** ********** (****** **** just ***** *** ******** ********)? ** the ********** ************* ****** *** *** apparent **** ** ******** *** ******** received?

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* **** **** **** **** ***** different ***** *** ********** **** ***** entities, *** * ******* ********** **** the **** **** **** ** *** be **** *********. ******* ** ** are ** *** *** **** ** training **** **** ******** **** * have *** ********.

**** *** ****** ***** ** ***** be **** ** ** ************* ****. That ****** *****'* **** **** ******** to ********** ****. **** ****** ***** not **** *** **.

** ******** *** ****** **** ** is *** ***********' ************** ** **** sure **** ***** ******** *** ******* or **** *** *** ********* ** use **** **** ** ***.

** ******** ********** ***** ** ** believe **** **** ****** *** *** care.

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**** **** ****** ***'* ******* **, with *** ********* ** ***, ***** are ** ********* *** ******** ******** and **** ** ** ** ***** on **** ************ *******. **** *** sacrosanct ****** ***** ***** ** ******* subjective. ** ****** ** *** ****** people **** ***** **** *** **** trust ** ******* ** ****** **** it's ***** ** *******.

**** ******** ******* *** **** **** | ****** ****

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*** **** *** ** *** *** "silver ******" ** ** ** *** handled ** ********* ********.

*** **** "************* ******** *******" ****** cited ** *** ****** ******* ******** in * ************* ****** ** **** (not ***) ** *** *********** **********, including * *********** ** ****** *********** regarding *********** ***********. ** ******, ** is *** ******** ** ******* * definitive ********* ** *** *********** ** a *********** ***** ** *** *** with ***.

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