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Fingerprint Identification

Man Shot By LAPD Used Three Names

Investigators say the man used Manuel Jamines, Manuel Ramirez and Gregorio Luis Perez at various times.

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Criminals Increasingly Mutilate Fingers To Avoid Fingerprint ID

The case represents an increasing trend where criminals mutilate their fingertips so they can't be connected by police to their earlier crimes. The Suffolk County district attorney said the trend has been increasingly on display during "heavy weight drug cases."

Nevada County Adopts Federal Fingerprint Database to ID Criminal Illegals

The resource is provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to help local authorities identify high-risk illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes such as homicide, rape, kidnapping or drug trafficking, among other violent offenses.

Aerosol Fingerprint Powder

Safariland's Lightning Powder is now available in a convenient aerosol spray. Lightning Spray Aerosol Fingerprint Powder, from the Forensics Source product line, provides a controlled, consistent application of powder to the suspected print area.

Reprorubber Lift It

This self-curing casting system is an excellent medium for making casts of fingerprints, tool marks, shell casings, bite marks, and other forensic evidence. The system comes with an applicator gun and six tubes of casting material.

Detroit Teen Gets 53 Years For Carjacking Officer

David Laston was convicted last month of shooting officer Thomas Rettig outside a southwest Detroit auto parts store.

Boise PD Crime Lab

The Boise Police Crime Lab applies scientific laboratory testing procedures to the analysis of physical crime fingerprint evidence for the purpose of comparison or identification. Evidence seized at crime scenes is routed to the crime lab for the development of fingerprints by the use of various powders, chemicals and other treatment methods. Video via Boise PD.

Beyond Facial Recognition

Currently, biometric systems are being used every day by officers in two distinct missions: security and identification. And they can be very useful.

12 Michigan Departments Will Test Portable Fingerprint Scanners

In response, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has said it expects court challenges. A state law bans fingerprinting on arrests where the sentence would be less than 90 days.

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Brits Develop Method for Lifting Prints from Wiped Cartridge Casings

Authorities in Britain and the United States used the method to re-open three cold cases, including a U.S. double murder that police are now optimistic of solving, said John Bond, the physicist who developed the technique.

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