The Ohio chapter of the Council on American Islamic-Relations seeks input on the use of facial-recognition software by state investigators.
The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says it wants input on an advisory committee that will review and recommend safeguards for the use of new facial-recognition software by state investigators.
The council says it was denied a request to join the panel appointed on Thursday.
The software impacts Muslims in Ohio, especially those who wear religious head coverings, and council staff have received calls from people who are concerned, the group says.
The software measures and compares facial features. Attorney General Mike DeWine said this week that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation began using the software about two months ago to match photos from driver licenses and other sources with criminal mug shots. The bureau has made about 2,700 checks with the software since June 6.
DeWine appointed nine people to the panel. Among them are two former Ohio Supreme Court justices, two judges, a prosecutor, a public defender attorney, a sheriff, a police chief and a coroner. They meet Sept. 10 and have been asked to submit recommendations by Oct. 25.