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(Toledo News Now) -
a new tool for fighting crime in Ohio, but not everyone is excited about it.
facial recognition software has been used more than 2,600 times already, and
some say it's working.
County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn has never used the new software, but he says in
some cases, he believes it could be beneficial.
using it to identify someone with Alzheimer's, or a homicide victim, not
knowing who they are, but we just have to be very careful of Big Brother having
huge databases of all of us," he said.
software allows law enforcement to match surveillance photos electronically
with driver's license photos. Sheriff Wasylyshyn says there needs to be
restrictions in place.
your picture, my picture's in there, because we both have driver's licenses, so
we're in the database," he said. "We have to be very cautious on how it's used,
so hopefully there will be limits on who can access it and why they're
accessing the information."
Monday, Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the use of the software, but it
had already been in place since June. The Ohio ACLU chapter says he handled the
should be developing the rules, telling the public, then beginning to use the
technology," said Nick Worner, communications coordinator for the Ohio ACLU. "This
was done in the exact opposite order, and that's why we think it needs to be
shut down, and redone the right way."