Fingerprints are a vital part of solving crimes and keeping track of inmates after the leave the prison system, but a State Rep. from Montgomery County is concerned about how the process is being handled by local police jurisdictions across the state after recent information from the F.B.I
“Unfortunately two percent or four to five hundred per month are rejected by the Feds and sent back to the State Police, who then send them back to local police departments.”
State Rep. Todd Stephens is investigating how fingerprinting can be carried out accurately first time someone is fingerprinted. Stephens says more accountability is needed, including how jurisdictions track people who need to be fingerprinted over again. Stephens adds, some of the mistakes include smudges and repeated digits.