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Facial Chicago Arrest, a First, Puts Robber Away for 22 Years

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 01:07 PM

Pierre D. Martin, the man who marked Chicago's first arrest thanks to facial recognition software, was sentenced to 22 years in prison this week for his part in a 2013 armed robbery.

Martin, a 35-year-old convicted felon, was arrested last year after the city of Chicago used a $5.4 million federal grant to purchase NeoFace technology, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"This case is a great example that these high-tech tools are helping to enhance identification and lead us to defendants that might otherwise evade capture," Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said in a statement.

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This week, Martin was sentenced to 22 years in prison for a February 2013 robbery in which he reportedly pulled a gun on a 20-year-old man on a Chicago Transit Authority Pink Line train. Martin demanded the man's phone and then escaped.

Using the NeoFace technology, police compared a CTA surveillance photo of Martin's face to its 4.5 million criminal booking shots and identified him.

He later pleaded guilty to a similar robbery on a Pink Line train in January 2013, according to the Sun-Times.

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Pierre D. Martin, the man who marked Chicago's first arrest thanks to facial recognition software, was sentenced to 22 years in prison this week for his part in a 2013 armed robbery.
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