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High-tech crime fighter MorphoFace helps make arrests

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is testing computer software that checks surveillance photos from crime scenes against mug shots of potential suspects. So far deputies have made two arrests.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department forensic services supervisor Steve Wilkins tests face-recognition software. It matches surveillance photos to mug shots. (AP Photo)
By Stacey Mulick
The News Tribune

TACOMA, Wash. — The forgery and theft case had victims, a witness and decent surveillance images from an ATM. What it didn’t have were any leads on who committed the crime.

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