Technology ID Helps Nab Alleged Killer
July 2, 2009
The FBI and Los Angeles police looked for Rodolfo Corrales for 15 years. He’s now in custody thanks to technology.
Mr. Schiff: The FBI and Los Angeles police looked for Rodolfo Corrales for 15 years. He’s now in custody thanks to technology.
Mr. Garcia: “ North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, License and Theft Section, has facial recognition technology.”
Mr. Schiff: Michael Garcia at the FBI’s Charlotte office. He says the program studies characteristics of the face.
Mr. Garcia: “ The distance between the eyes; the location of the chin; the width of the nose, are measured and converted to an algorithm. A probe image is then compared against a facial database.”
Mr. Schiff: Garcia says the FBI’s LA office sent Charlotte FBI a 1991 picture obtained from California Correction authorities.
Mr. Garcia: “ We cropped that image from a scan and they found a match on Coralles.”
Mr. Schiff: Garcia says the FBI doesn’t have this facial recognition system.
Mr. Garcia: “ North Carolina DMV is doing a great job and having a huge impact on crime, fraud, and identity theft with this technology.”
Mr. Schiff: Coralles allegedly shot and killed two people in 1994. I’m Neal Schiff of the Bureau, and that’s what’s happening at the “FBI, This Week.”
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