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Oklahoma City woman locked up for 2 weeks due to an error

Mar. 20, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court-ordered inspection of every inmate in the Oklahoma County jail found that a 20-year-old woman had been wrongly incarcerated for two weeks on a warrant that had been dismissed months before, a lawyer said. Giselle Perez was jailed Feb. 26 after a traffic stop because of an...

Nevada considers technology to scan cellphones after crashes

Mar. 17, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting privacy concerns and has led...

Modern policing: Algorithm helps NYPD spot crime patterns

Mar. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When a syringe-wielding drill thief tried sticking up a Home Depot near Yankee Stadium, police figured out quickly that it wasn't a one-off. A man had also used a syringe a few weeks earlier while stealing a drill at another Home Depot 7 miles (11 kilometers) south in Manhattan. The match,...

Researchers say Amazon face-detection technology shows bias

Jan. 25, 2019 4:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto. Privacy and civil rights advocates have called on Amazon to stop marketing its Rekognition...