LAPD finds faulty fingerprint work
Report cites two cases of false accusations but the total isn't known.
By Joel Rubin, Richard Winton
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department has acknowledged in a confidential report that people have been falsely implicated in crimes because the department's fingerprint experts wrongly identified them as suspects.
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