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Monday, September 4, 2006

 
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Breaking NEWz you can UzE...
compiled by Jon Stimac

Force Celebrates a Century of Fingerprints WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE, UK - 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  CAMBRIDGE EVENING NEWS, UK - Aug 29, 2006 ...a "professional" burglar was less than professional when he left his fingerprints at the scene of the crime...

Unlocking Fingerprints WASHINGTON POST, DC - Aug 28, 2006 ...plan for enhanced federal IDs could open door to a biometrics boom...

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Last week

We reviewed significant research on skin strain across different surface types.

This week

we see that current events are keeping the FBI Laboratory busy.

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Effective Immediately, FBI Discontinues Most Routine Latent Fingerprint Casework

from the Dactylogram by Jon Stimac, as:
FBI Release
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 LABORATORY.

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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