Gothamist: NYPD Will Allow Defendants To Keep Religious Headgear On For Mug Shots

“Bronx Defenders, a pro bono attorney service, has sued the NYPD over its use of mug shots to build its facial recognition database, in violation of a 1976 law that keeps mug shots sealed. Facial recognition software was recently used to identify Derrick Ingram, a Black Lives Matter protester who quickly found himself besieged by dozens of NYPD officers. A report by the Times in August 2019 says that the NYPD has mug shots of children as young as 11 years old.”

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