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KBI warns fingerprint database in danger of failing


August 25, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A database of finger and palm prints used by law enforcement and child welfare workers is in danger of failing and needs to be replaced, a Kansas Bureau of Investigation official told lawmakers.

The system contains more than 2 million finger and palm prints and if it stops working police wouldn't be able to check prints of criminal suspects and child welfare workers couldn't do background checks on potential foster parents, The Kansas City Star reported .

"If the system is not replaced, there is a significant risk that it will fail," KBI spokesman Joe Mandala told a le...

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