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After receiving criticism, the North Miami Police Department has decided to change their sniper training.

From ABC 13

Chief Scott Dennis said the mug shots were being used in facial recognition exercises for sniper training. He says the department will now purchase mug shots from a commercial vendor. 

“This sort of mug shot drill has been suspended indefinitely and ceases to exist as part of our training,” Dennis said. “A policy change has been initiated and the new procedure will be that no one will be shooting photographic images in the future.”

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