Electronic fingerprint system has solved 63 cases – Crime Chief

Crime Chief Leslie James yesterday revealed that the implementation of the US-funded Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) has already assisted in the solving of 63 open cases.

Speaking prior to the formal launching of the AFIS, which was held at the Criminal Investigation Department, Eve Leary, he said that the system has helped solve three murders, 53 break and enter and larceny, three simple larceny and four robberies under arms.

US Ambassador Brent Hardt stated that the formal launch of the AFIS culminated a year-long initiative to enter fingerprint cards into a searchable electronic database. The AFIS was handed over as part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) which began in 2010 to advance and promote public safety and security in the region.

Hardt stated that “the new centralized, high quality digital database means that records will never degrade  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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