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APPEALED TO THE STATE APPELATE

TAX BOARD.

CIARA:

AFTER NEARLY TWO HOURS OF DEBATE

THIS EVENING - SPRINGFIELD CITY

COUNCILORS DECIDED TO POSTPONE A

VOTE ON A MORITORIUM ON FACIAL

RECOGNITION

TECHNOLOGY.

WE'RE TOLD THE SUBJECT WILL BE

DISCUSSED AGAIN AT A FUTURE

SPECIAL

COUNCIL MEETING.

- NO DATE SET JUST YET.

THE TOPIC OF FACIAL RECOGNITION

TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN A POLARIZING

TOPIC BETWEEN THE CITY COUNCIL,

THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE

DEPARTMENT AND THE

MAYOR - FOR MONTHS.

SPRINGFIELD CITY COUNCILOR ADAM

GOMEZ TOLD 22NEWS THAT THEY

COUNCIL

INTRODUCED THE MORATORIUM

BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GET AHEAD

OF THIS

NEW TECHNOLOGY.. SAYING HE

WANTS TO PROTECT CITIZENS CIVIL

RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES.

22NEWS ALSO SPOKE TO SPRINGFIELD

POLICE COMMISSIONER CHERYL

CLAPPROOD..WHO OPPOSES THE

PROPOSED MORATORIUM.

COMMISSIONER CHERYL CLAPPROOD -

SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT

FACIAL RECOGNITION IS DOWN THE

ROAD I JUST

DON'T WANT TO STOP IT OR BLOCK

IT THERE'S NO REASON TO IT WOULD

TAKE QUITE A WHILE TO GET IT

ANYWAY

CIARA:

SPRINGFIELD POLICE WILL BE

FITTED FOR BODY WORN CAMERA BY

THE END OF THE

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