Colorado Upgrading Fingerprint System

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Fingerprint (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Fingerprint (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is replacing the state’s outdated, 20-year-old fingerprint system.

Director Ronald Sloan says the current system is one of the oldest in the United States. It was designed to process 700 fingerprint cards a day. Sloan says the agency needs to process twice that number.

Sloan says the new system will improve the ability of law enforcement to identify criminal offenders and exclude or dismiss innocent suspects.

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