The California legislature is considering a bill that would ban law enforcement from using facial recognition software on body camera footage.
Assembly Bill 1215 would also prevent law enforcement agencies from using biometric scanners.
Advocates of the bill say that the technology presents privacy and civil rights issues, and that on top of that, the software is prone to misidentifying people.
But some law enforcement groups say that they should have access to a tool that could help them identify perpetrators and that it could be potentially cost-saving.
We discuss the pros and cons of the ban.
Derek Sabatini, lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department