COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An analysis of law enforcement agencies with access to Ohio's facial recognition software finds that hundreds of people outside the state have access to the system.
The Cincinnati Enquirer's review of data provided by the Ohio Attorney General found a total of 26,500 people in and out of the state with access.
The Enquirer reported Friday (http://cin.ci/17NHSe5 ) that more than 350 people with access work outside Ohio, the majority of them with the Pennsylvania state police and northern Kentucky police departments.
Use of the facial recognition software is one of the issues a task force convened by Attorney General Mike DeWine has been studying.
That committee's report is now expected Friday afternoon.
DeWine spokesman Lisa Hackley says police across Ohio work frequently with counterparts in other states.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com