Ohio deputies first to test portable fugitive finder


By SHARON COOLIDGE
USA TODAY

CINCINNATI, Ohio - A handheld device that can tell in a second whether a person is on one of 140 wanted or watch lists is being hailed by police as a crime-fighting breakthrough and flayed by civil libertarians as an intrusion on the innocent.

The sheriff's office in Clermont County, Ohio, is the first civilian law enforcement agency in the nation to test the portable fugitive finder.

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