Facial recognition technology lands man in prison
CTA surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect
CHICAGO — The first man arrested by Chicago police with the help of facial recognition technology has been sentenced to 22 years in state prison.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 35-year-old Pierre D. Martin was sentenced this week. He was convicted by a judge last month of a 2013 robbery and then pleaded guilty to another 2013 robbery.
One of the holdups took place on a Chicago Transit Authority train. The other occurred on a train platform.
CTA surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect. Using recognition technology that the department received last year through a federal grant, investigators could compare those images against 4.5 million criminal booking shots.
Martin, a convicted felon, came back as a match.
Witnesses then identified him in photo lineups.