Incident 558: Activists Allege NYPD's Application of Facial Recognition Interfered with Right to Protest

Description: Black Lives Matter activists alleged being targeted for arrest by New York Police using facial recognition, interfering with their right to protest.


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Alleged: Clearview AI developed an AI system deployed by New York City Police Department, which harmed Derrick Ingram and Black Lives Matter activists.

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Khoa Lam, Sean McGregor
NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist · 2020

The New York City Police Department used facial recognition software to track down a Black Lives Matter activist accused of assault after allegedly shouting into a police officer’s ear with a bullhorn. The mayor’s office says it will “reass…

NYPD used facial recognition software during investigation targeting Black Lives Matter activist · 2020

The New York Police Department (NYPD) said it used facial recognition software during its investigation targeting Black Lives Matter organizer Derrick Ingram, who saw his apartment surrounded by officers, police dogs and a helicopter earlie…

NYPD Used Facial Recognition Technology In Siege Of Black Lives Matter Activist’s Apartment · 2022

The NYPD deployed facial recognition technology in its hunt for a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, whose home was besieged by dozens of officers and police dogs last week, a spokesperson confirmed to Gothamist.

Derrick Ingram, the 28-…


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