Wed. Jul 24th, 2024


TLDR:

  • Fairfax County Police Department will use AI technology to analyze body camera footage in real-time.
  • Truleo, a Chicago-based company, is partnering with FCPD to automatically review body-worn camera footage.

The Fairfax County Police Department has partnered with a technology company, Truleo, to utilize artificial intelligence to analyze body-worn camera footage in real time. This partnership aims to improve training and interactions with the public. Truleo’s technology can automatically detect events like use of force and screenings for professional and unprofessional language by officers. The platform generates transcripts of audio recordings captured by body cameras and sends a searchable report to the officer’s supervisor. While some civil rights advocates and researchers have raised concerns about privacy and potential misuse of AI technology, the Police Chief Kevin Davis emphasized that Truleo will only activate when the body-worn cameras are turned on to address privacy concerns. The FCPD is also expanding its use of automatic license plate readers and other technology tools to enhance officer performance and community sentiment transparency.