Ohio Committee To Review Shared Police Information


UPDATED: Friday October 18, 2013 12:06 PM

A state advisory panel is continuing its review of security and protocols for Ohio's law enforcement information-sharing system.

At issue is the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, a searchable system that gives police and other investigators near-instant access to records including driver's license and vehicle registrations, the sex offender registry and the computerized criminal history at the state's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

The panel plans its fourth meeting Friday in London. A final report is due next week.

Since June, police have also been able to use facial recognition software to match images of possible suspects or victims with Ohio driver's license photos.

Critics called the technology's use intrusive, and Attorney General Mike DeWine appointed the panel to study whether more protocols were needed for using the software.

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