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New facial recognition software for Cumberland County Sheriff's Department - WCSH6
5:35 PM, Aug 10, 2012
Cumberland County Fugitive Files - WGME 13
It's the search for some of Maine's most wanted criminals, and a way for law enforcement to ask directly for your help.
The first fugitive is 32-year-old Andrew Yaldez Easter, with a last known address in Raymond. He's about 6' 1", 195 pounds, long brown hair and brown eyes and goes by the nickname "Bigfoot." He also has some distinctive tattoos, including a large Christ-figure on his back. He's wanted on felony aggravated assault and robbery charges. Also, there's 28-year-old Aaron John Hazelwood, thought to be in the Westbrook or Windham area. He's wanted on theft and other charges.
Cumberland County Sheriffs to begin using facial recognition software - WGME 13
New technology is going into place Monday in Cumberland County. Police officers will now be able to take your picture using a cell phone, and reference it in a data base with thousands of others. The software will allow deputies to take pictures of individuals, with those people's faces matched with people in the Sheriff's Office's database. The goal is to ensure the people whose pictures are taken are not lying about their identity. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine says it objects to the use of the technology because it's in its infancy and is notoriously unreliable. Click here for the Video.
Inaugural Camp Explores Police Work - WCHS 6
Nine cadets spent a week learning the ropes of law enforcement as part of the inaugural Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Explorers Academy.
Off-duty deputy helps disarm Portland gunman - By David Hench email@example.com Staff Writer
PORTLAND — An off-duty Cumberland County corrections officer helped Portland police apprehend a distraught man who was waving a handgun on Forest Avenue on Tuesday morning. Deputy Richard Kimball, who had just finished his overnight shift at the jail, was on his way home at 7 a.m. when he spotted the man waving the gun at motorists near 880 Forest Ave. more----->
Fugitive Files 2012 - Coming Soon!
WCSH6 Story on the Bonny Eagle Bomb Scare
MyFox Maine's coverage of Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Make A Wish Foundation Grant "Sheriff for a Day" Wish
WCSH's Chris Rose talks about a program that is bridging the gap from Jail to Jobs...
Students learn dangers of texting and driving
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