In 2020, we filed public records requests with various police departments throughout Massachusetts, seeking information about Clearview AI, a facial recognition company. The Wellesley Police Department provided records indicating Officer Brian Shore signed up for a free trial for Clearview. After the free trial expired they sent an offer for a paid subscription which Officer Shore did not respond to. Responsive records also include a slide presentation from Clearview that outlines how the product works, a Kirkland & Ellis memo that alleges its legality, a Clearview “search tips” document, and information regarding a training hosted by the Wellesley PD on facial recognition technology.

Request Submitted To Wellesley PD
Category Surveillance
Year Filed 2020
Number of Documents Received 3

Responsive Documents

# File Name File Type File Size
1 responsive_emails PDF 8.5 MB
2 Success Stories PDF 2.4 MB
3 Clearview_Search_Tips-24 PDF 122.2 KB