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Police Use Facial Recognition To ID MSU Disturbance Suspects

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - East Lansing Police say help from Michigan State Police and its facial recognition technology have helped in arresting one person in connection to the fires set after Michigan State's Big Ten championship game.

In total, the current number of total arrests stands at 17.

East Lansing police say it's the first time they've used the technology from the state.

Paul Langenfeld says the department compares photos and videos they've collected to their database of people who've been arrested.

"Any lead derived from that is considered an investigative lead. Facial recognition search is not considered positive identification nor is it probable cause for an arrest," said Langenfeld, the MSP SNAP manager.


Currently, MSP says they have roughly 3.6 million people in the system.

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