Breaking NEWz you can UzE...
compiled by Jon Stimac
Force Celebrates a Century of Fingerprints
- Aug 31, 2006 ...West Yorkshire Police is celebrating 100
years of using fingerprints to catch criminals...
17 Years Later, Man Gets Life in Prison for Murder
INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN, CA
- Aug 30, 2006
...Pomona police detectives dusted off the file and
took a fresh look at the evidence in 2004...
Fingerprints Convict Thief
EVENING NEWS, UK - Aug 29, 2006 ...a "professional" burglar
was less than professional when he left his fingerprints at the scene
of the crime...
WASHINGTON POST, DC
- Aug 28, 2006
...plan for enhanced federal IDs could open door to a biometrics
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We reviewed significant research on skin
strain across different surface types.
we see that current events are keeping the FBI Laboratory busy.
Effective Immediately, FBI Discontinues Most Routine Latent Fingerprint
from the Dactylogram by Jon Stimac,
August 31, 2006
DUE TO THE INCREASING CASEWORK DEMANDS OF THE FBI'S PRIMARY MISSION,
PROTECTING THE UNITED STATES AGAINST TERRORIST ATTACKS, THE FBI LABORATORY
WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT ROUTINE CASES FROM STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES IN WHICH
LATENT PRINT EXAMINATION SERVICES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM WITHIN THE SUBMITTING
AGENCY'S SYSTEM. THIS POLICY WILL GO INTO EFFECT IMMEDIATELY. THE FUTURE
ACCEPTANCE OF ANY STATE AND LOCAL CASES WILL BE GENERALLY BASED ON THE
SUBMITTING AGENCY'S LACK OF ACCESS TO THE SAME TECHNIQUES OR SERVICES PROVIDED
BY THE FBI LABORATORY, THE UNUSUAL TECHNICAL NATURE OF THE CASE, OR THE
CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE CASE, E.G., CASES OF A HIGH PROFILE NATURE,
CASES THAT ALSO INVOLVE FBI FIELD DIVISIONS, ETC.
CASES CURRENTLY IN THE POSSESSION OF THE FBI LABORATORY WILL BE COMPLETED. FOR
CASES IN WHICH NO LATENT PRINT EXAMINATIONS HAVE BEGUN, AN FBI LABORATORY
EMPLOYEE WILL CONTACT YOUR AGENCY TO DETERMINE IF EXAMINATIONS WILL NEED TO BE
COMPLETED BY THE FBI LABORATORY, OR IF THE CASE MAY BE RETURNED TO YOUR AGENCY
FOR EXAMINATIONS TO BE CONDUCTED WITHIN YOUR STATE OR LOCAL SYSTEM. THE FUTURE
ACCEPTANCE OF STATE AND LOCAL CASES WILL BE GENERALLY BASED ON THE SUBMITTING
AGENCY'S LACK OF ACCESS TO THE SAME TECHNIQUES OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FBI
PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF THIS LETTER TO ALL INVESTIGATIVE AND FORENSIC
PERSONNEL IN YOUR AGENCY. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS MATTER,
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT MICHAEL J. SMITH, ACTING CHIEF, LATENT PRINT
OPERATIONS UNIT, AT (703) 632-7108, OR DIANA HARRISON, ACTING CHIEF, FORENSIC
ANALYSIS SECTION, AT (703) 632-7100.
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