Courtesy of DNAinfo The NYPD##Q##s Facial Recognition Unit used this photo to catch Alan Marrero, who was arrested in connection to a string of livery cab robberies. Courtesy of DNAinfo

Socializing online is landing criminals in custody.

Police are searching for suspects##Q## photos on Instagram and Facebook, then running them through the NYPD’s new Facial Recognition Unit to put a face to a name, DNAinfo New York has learned.

Detectives are now breaking cases across the city thanks to the futuristic technology that marries mug shots of known criminals with pictures gleaned from social media, surveillance cameras and anywhere else cops can find images.

High-tech NYPD Unit Tracks Criminals through Facebook and Instagram Photos | DFI News.

Leave a Reply