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Police to overhaul fingerprint lab

Officials eye hiring of civilian analysts

By Suzanne Smalley
Globe Staff / April 9, 2005

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Boston police are planning an overhaul of the department's fingerprint lab to address longstanding problems with accuracy in identifying fingerprints and backlogs that led to investigative delays. The remedies include hiring five civilian fingerprint analysts and improving training for police officers in all aspects of crime scene analysis. (Full article: 530 words)

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