Gang task force rejects bill requiring police to fingerprint, photograph more juveniles

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Gang task force rejects bill requiring police to fingerprint, photograph more juveniles

By melinda Rogers
The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated Jan 20, 2011 11:35PM MDT
A bill that would require police to fingerprint and photograph juveniles 14 and older who are arrested for felonies or gang-related crimes drew criticism at Thursday’s Governor’s Gang Task Force meeting, sparking a debate over Utah’s approach to children who commit crimes.
Rep. Jeremy A. Peterson, R-Ogden, drafted H.B. 48 in response to Ogden Police Department concerns that too few juveniles are being fingerprinted. The Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification on average only receives 12 sets of …
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