12/22/2009

Fingerprint examiners claim officers lay on pressure

Bias may lurk in labs' ties to small police agencies

By Jim Stasiowski
Missouir Lawyers Media

A police officer rushes up to the fingerprint examiner and pleads for help.

The suspect sitting in the interrogation room is as guilty as can be, the officer insists, and a confirmed fingerprint match would surely bring about a confession.

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