If you get pulled over by the State Highway Patrol, you run the risk of getting your fingers scanned under a new state policy. Brendan Cullerton has more on Missouri's new policy.
Wrap: In a statement The Highway Patrol Office said if officers have reasonable suspicion that you have or will commit a crime they can scan your finger prints out in the field.
Senate Appropriations Chair Kurt Schaefer says the department needs to make clearer rules on the policy.
|Description: "The fact that they can now take your fingerprints in the field with this new device or this new technology that didn't previously exist. If they're taking it from some previous step. I think that's an issue."|
Republican Representative Tom Flanigan says the scanners are simply improved technology that speeds up police operations.
The Highway Patrol Office declined an interview.
According to its statement the Highway Patrol's 27 scanners cost the state about 42 thousand dollars.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.
You might have to get your finger prints scanned if a police officer thinks you could commit a crime in the future. Brendan Cullerton has more on the states new policy.
Wrap: In a statement, the Highway Patrol stated it would use the fingerprint scanners if officers have a reasonable suspicion you have or will commit a crime
The Highway Patrol is in some hot water after releasing a list of gun owners to the feds, but Republican Representative Tom Flanigan says that's no reason to start doubting everything it does.
|Description: "I suspect those guys do something everyday somebody doesn't like. But I don't think that diminishes their stature as law enforcement agency and I don't think that diminishes their stature, or ability to use technology."|
Senate Appropriations Chair Kurt Schaefer says he has some concern that the new policy could be abused.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton