Los Angeles Times: Despite past denials, LAPD has used facial recognition software 30,000 times in last decade, records show

Los Angeles Times: Despite past denials, LAPD has used facial recognition software 30,000 times in last decade, records show. “The Los Angeles Police Department has used facial recognition software nearly 30,000 times since 2009, with hundreds of officers running images of suspects from surveillance cameras and other sources against a massive database of mug shots taken by law enforcement. The new figures, released to The Times, reveal for the first time how commonly facial recognition is used in the department, which for years has provided vague and contradictory information about how and whether it uses the technology.”

WOKV: State reviews LA police use of California gang database

WOKV: State reviews LA police use of California gang database. “The California Department of Justice is reviewing the Los Angeles Police Department’s records and policies regarding use of the state’s gang member database after allegations emerged that officers in an elite crime suppression team falsified records and listed innocent people as gang members, Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Monday.”

Artsy: The LAPD recovered more than 100 paintings and artifacts stolen in a 1993 burglary spree.

Artsy: The LAPD recovered more than 100 paintings and artifacts stolen in a 1993 burglary spree.. “The LAPD is working with experts from the J. Paul Getty Museum to create a catalogue of the works and appraise their value. While some of them have been valued at $60,000, others have to be reappraised because years of improper storage may have caused damage. In the meantime, the police department created a public online database in hopes that victims of the 1993 burglaries will come forward to claim stolen items they’re owed.”