Changes are coming to the way criminal fingerprints are recorded.
The traditional practice across Canada is that fingerprints are taken by ink and rolled onto paper. Those documents are stored and when there's a disposition on the charges in court, the police mail the prints to Ottawa to be placed into the criminal record database.
"There in the hundreds of thousands of finger prints of people that have been convicted of an offence. Their finger prints have been taken. The records are are sitting in Ottawa, waiting entry onto the system and a criminal record on that individual, if you were to run it on the system today, it might lack certain convictions on their because those convictions have not yet been registered." said Deputy Police Chief Colin Catonio.
In July 2014, the plan is to switch to an electronic system where fingerprints are recorded on a live scan terminal and then the data is sent to Ottawa that way.
Posted on Sunday, December 01, 2013 at 4/23/2014 11:45:00 AM
Source: Falon Wagner (@FalWagner)---Country 95 News