It seems people are always raising an eye brow when it comes to police arrests, and now they’ve got more than enough reason to. There is evidence that the Los Angeles Police Department has arrested innocent citizens due to inaccurate fingerprint analysis, according to the Associated Press. At least two people have been falsely arrested, but police have not resolved exactly how many cases were affected by such mistakes. Officers blame seedy work and poor leadership for the errors.
The Associated Press also stated that one analyst has been fired and three others were suspended last year after internal investigations.
Rhonda Sims-Lewis, chief of the police department’s administrative and technical bureau said, “We feel very compelled to take quick action when something like this arises. Guilty people can be set free and innocent people can be jailed.”
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