GBI to Expand Fingerprint System to Include Palms

By: Associate Press
By: Associate Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will soon expand its Automated Fingerprint Identification System to include palm prints and greater access to federal data, among other upgrades.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/M3ggb0) that investigators will have access to the new crime-fighting tools starting Monday.

Steve Fanning, a crime scene investigator in Richmond County, says about half of the prints they find at scenes are palm prints. He said the upgrades will be a huge help for investigators.

Fanning says many crime scene units around the state have been collecting palm prints since 2010, when they learned of the possibility that the system would be upgraded.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

AP-WF-06-13-12 1512GMT


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