DETROIT (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — A Detroit city council member is hosting a community forum Thursday on the use of facial-recognition technology by police.

The community forum will be held at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall in Detroit by Roy McCalister Jr.

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It is expected to focus on how the software will be implemented.

The city’s Board of Police Commissioners has approved the police department’s use of the technology to investigate crimes.

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Images from video surveillance are fed into software, which can search databases and social media for a possible match. The software has been used since 2018, but Chief James Craig had sought a permanent policy.

Critics say facial recognition amounts to mass racial profiling in a city that is about 80 percent black.

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