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A Maryland cop was charged with murder after a man was shot 7 times inside his police cruiser

  • Prince George's County Police Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. is also facing manslaughter and associated weapons charges in the fatal shooting of 43-year-old William Howard Green in Temple Hills, Maryland, police said.
  • They took Green to the front seat of Owen's police cruiser to wait for the expert, police said.
  • After the shooting, Owen and the other officer took Green out of the cruiser and offered him aid.
  • Body cameras are not available for all patrol officers within the county police department but funding is budgeted to equip all of them in the future, Alsobrooks said.
  • Stawinski‏ explained that seating individuals in the front seat of police cruisers gives officers better control of the person, and has been a practice in the department for years.
  • Owen's vehicle was equipped with a partition, the department said in a statement.

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9-year-old boy charged with attempted murder after his younger sister was stabbed

  • At his initial court appearance in Marion County on Tuesday, a judge ordered the boy to undergo psychiatric evaluation, video from CNN affiliate WESH showed.
  • CNN reached out to the Marion County Public Defender's office but has not yet heard back.
  • The boy told the officer that while his mother was gone, he went to the kitchen, got a knife and hid it behind his back as he approached his sister, the affidavit said.
  • His sister was bent over trying to show him something on the floor, the boy said, according to the affidavit, and he grabbed her by the back of the neck and began stabbing her.
  • When the officer asked the boy why he stabbed his sister, the boy told him that he wanted to kill her and that "the thought had entered his head two days earlier," according to the affidavit.

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How Amazon’s Ring is creating a surveillance network with video doorbells

  • Acquired by Amazon for $839 million in early 2018, the company sells wifi-enabled products that integrate with its social media app called Neighbors, where users can post videos of suspicious activity and crimes outside their front doors, as well as view posts from other people within a 5-mile radius.
  • The company has stated that the hacks were “in no way related to a breach or compromise of Ring’s security” but were rather the result of people reusing compromised passwords that hackers exploited to gain access to Ring devices.
  • While two-factor authentication is available on the devices — a process that would require users to provide an extra piece of information, like a passcode from their phones, in order to gain access to the cameras — Ring is not making it mandatory for existing users because the company said it would cause mass logouts.

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London to deploy live facial recognition to find wanted faces in crowd

  • Officials at the Metropolitan Police Service of London announced last Friday that the organization will soon begin to use "Live Facial Recognition" (LFR) technology deployed around London to identify people of interest as they appear in surveillance video and alert officers to their location.
  • And the Metropolitan Police is no stranger to the technology —in 2015, while now-Prime Minister Boris Johnson was mayor of London, the police service asked for access to Transport for London's automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) camera system to perform real-time facial recognition of motorists entering London.
  • And as the New York Times' Kashmir Hill reported earlier this month, some US law enforcement organizations are using a service from a company called Clearview (a startup backed by Peter Thiel and co-founded by a former mayoral aide to Rudolph Giuliani) to perform facial-recognition searches against images scraped from social media and other sources.

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Clearview AI Is Struggling to Address Complaints as Its Legal Issues Mount

  • Ton-That told BuzzFeed News on Jan. 23 that Clearview was working with “a handful of private companies who use it for security purposes.” Marketing emails from late last year obtained by BuzzFeed News via a public records request showed the startup aided a Georgia-based bank in a case involving the cashing of fraudulent checks.
  • Earlier this year, a company representative was slated to speak at a Las Vegas gambling conference about casinos’ use of facial recognition as a way of "rewarding loyal customers and enforcing necessary bans." Initially, Jessica Medeiros Garrison, whose title was stated on the conference website as Clearview’s vice president of public affairs, was listed on a panel that included the head of surveillance for Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan hotel.
  • EPIC’s letter came after an Illinois resident sued Clearview in a state district court last Wednesday, alleging the software violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act by collecting the "identifiers and information" — like facial data gathered from photos accumulated from social media — without permission.

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A teenage Target employee left his store on a Friday night almost 2 weeks ago. He hasn't been seen since.

  • His family has not heard from him since, and Des Moines police have opened up an investigation into the Roosevelt High School senior's disappearance.
  • The Des Moines Police Department's public information officer, Sgt. Paul Parizek, declined to say what time exactly Sharif left the Target store.
  • According to Mohamed and Levine, Sharif did post a Snapchat while at the Target on Friday, referring to "bad, bad news." The post has baffled those closest to him, and they are uncertain what he was alluding to and whether or not it had anything to do with his disappearance.
  • Our thoughts are with Abdi's family and we're focused on continuing to assist the Des Moines Police Department as they investigate.
  • As soon as we were made aware that Abdi was missing, we worked closely with law enforcement to share information and security footage with them and will continue providing anything that can be helpful.

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Target employee Abdullahi "Abdi" Sharif disappeared on January 17 - Business Insider

  • His family has not heard from him since, and Des Moines police have opened up an investigation into the Roosevelt High School senior's disappearance.
  • The Des Moines Police Department's public information officer, Sgt. Paul Parizek, declined to say what time exactly Sharif left the Target store.
  • According to Mohamed and Levine, Sharif did post a Snapchat while at the Target on Friday, referring to "bad, bad news." The post has baffled those closest to him, and they are uncertain what he was alluding to and whether or not it had anything to do with his disappearance.
  • Our thoughts are with Abdi's family and we're focused on continuing to assist the Des Moines Police Department as they investigate.
  • As soon as we were made aware that Abdi was missing, we worked closely with law enforcement to share information and security footage with them and will continue providing anything that can be helpful.

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Target employee Abdullahi "Abdi" Sharif disappeared on January 17 - Business Insider

  • His family has not heard from him since, and Des Moines police have opened up an investigation into the Roosevelt High School senior's disappearance.
  • The Des Moines Police Department's public information officer, Sgt. Paul Parizek, declined to say what time exactly Sharif left the Target store.
  • According to Mohamed and Levine, Sharif did post a Snapchat while at the Target on Friday, referring to "bad, bad news." The post has baffled those closest to him, and they are uncertain what he was alluding to and whether or not it had anything to do with his disappearance.
  • Our thoughts are with Abdi's family and we're focused on continuing to assist the Des Moines Police Department as they investigate.
  • As soon as we were made aware that Abdi was missing, we worked closely with law enforcement to share information and security footage with them and will continue providing anything that can be helpful.

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Authorities believe Fotis Dulos, accused of killing estranged wife, attempted suicide, sources say

  • His current condition is unknown at this time.
  • CNN has reached out to his attorney, Norm Pattis.
  • Authorities requested a well-being check on Dulos after he did not show up for an emergency bond hearing, and upon arrival, Farmington Police observed Dulos unresponsive and began performing CPR, both law enforcement sources said.
  • Dulos was found alone at his home, one law enforcement source said.
  • This is a developing story.
  • Check back for updates.

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Antonio Brown no longer needs to wear an ankle monitor as he awaits trial

  • Police issued the arrest warrant in Hollywood, Florida, after an incident at his home in which he and his trainer allegedly assaulted a delivery truck driver, authorities said Wednesday.
  • The alleged victim told police that Brown and his trainer, Glenn Holt, "battered" him when he was delivering Brown's household items, which he had had stored in California, a complaint said.
  • In a court proceeding Brown attended Friday morning before his release, Broward County Judge Corey Amanda Cawthon granted Brown $100,000 bail on the first count, and $5,000 bail on the other charges.
  • Brown refused to pay, and when the driver started to leave, Brown threw a rock that dented the truck and chipped the paint, the complaint said.
  • When the driver refused to hand over the keys, Holt grabbed the keys from the ignition and unlocked the truck, and Brown and several friends jumped in and started removing boxes, the complaint says.

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