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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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