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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With a quick imprint of a suspect’s two fingers on a handheld device, Columbus police can get instant access to the person’s identity without making a trip to the booking office.
The department announced this week it is testing 40 RapID wireless units it purchased recently for about $3,000 each using a federal Homeland Security grant.
Police say the new technology saves time by eliminating a trip to a downtown booking station. It typically would be used to check the identity of someone without proper ID who uses a name police suspect is not real.