Former police officer pushes for video face recognition technology to tackle sports thugs

Greg Thom,From: Herald Sun, February 22, 201112:00AM

A FORMER Victorian policeman believes sophisticated video face recognition technology may be the answer to sports hooliganism.

Ex-Inspector Geoff Stockton, now a biometric security expert, said advances in video screening techniques meant sports venues could weed out troublemakers.

His comments come after senior police, speaking in the Herald Sun last week, branded soccer fans the most violent of any sporting code.

Superintendent Rod Wilson said local soccer fans were the worst behaved.

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