No arrests made in Stratford facial recognition trial
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A police facial recognition trial in Stratford failed to result in any arrests.
The technology, designed to identify people wanted for violence-related offences, was tested in the area around the station on Thursday, June 28 along with a knife arch operation.
Two people were arrested as part of the latter scheme, with two large knives seized.
Det Supt Bernie Galopin, who is leading the facial recognition project, said: “There were no arrests from the use of live facial recognition, but this deployment formed an important part of ongoing trials of the technology and a full review of its use will take place once the trials have been completed.”
The technology was used overtly, with information leaflets handed out and posters placed in the area.
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It is being tested in a range of environments, including sports events and crowded public spaces, throughout the year.
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