Tags: US | Iris | Scanners

NYPD Starts Photographing Irises of Crime Suspects

Monday, 15 Nov 2010 11:19 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is taking photographs of the irises of crime suspects along with their fingerprints and mug shots.

The NYPD says the images will be used to help avoid cases of mistaken identity. The process takes about five seconds. Suspects will be scanned using handheld devices when they're arrested and again shortly before they're arraigned to make sure the irises match.

The iris is a colored membrane that regulates how much light enters the eye.

Police say the packages of software, handheld devices and cameras cost $24,000 each and 21 systems will be used around the city.

Central booking in Manhattan started taking photos Monday. Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island and Queens will get the devices later.

Police say the photos cause no damage to the eye.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Evangelicals With Gay Children Challenging Church

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 16:00 PM

Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.When their 12-year-old son Ryan s . . .

Frank Yablans, Former Paramount President, Dies at 79

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 16:00 PM

Frank Yablans, the president of Paramount Pictures during the fertile early '70s era of films such as "The Godfather" an . . .

Central Florida Family Rescued From State Forest

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 15:58 PM

A central Florida father and four kids are thankful they didn't have to spend a cold night in a state forest after getti . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved