DETROIT (AP) — A Black man who was wrongly arrested after the use of facial recognition technology by Detroit police will have his DNA, fingerprints and mugshot removed from law enforcement files, officials said Friday.
Robert Williams was the victim of “shoddy investigative work,” police Chief James Craig said.
Williams, 42, was arrested in January in front of his family at their home in Farmington Hills, a Detroit suburb. He was accused of stealing five expensive watches in 2018 at a Shinola store in Detroit.
Williams’ driver’s license photo was wrongly flagged as a likely match to surveillance video at