Brookhaven, GA Feb. 22, 2014 – The Brookhaven Police Department’s new DataWorks Plus’ RAPID- ID mobile fingerprint scanners identifies a fugitive wanted out of Florida for homicide on the very first night of its use in Brookhaven. RAPID-ID is a biometric identity management solution that allows law enforcement agencies to determine a subject’s identity in challenging environments while in the field.
Ali Hassan Abdullah (23 years old, male) of Plant City, Florida was arrested after his girlfriend flagged down a Brookhaven police officer for help because of an argument between her and Abdullah. Abdullah did not have any identification and gave the police officer the name of Torrie Jones. Abdullah was checked in the field using the new RAPID-ID system. Abdullah’s fingerprints were quickly matched giving officers his true identity, and the fact that he was wanted out of Hillsborough County, Florida for homicide. A photograph was emailed by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to Brookhaven officers in the field for them to positively identify that they did in fact have the homicide fugitive in custody.
The RAPID-ID devices capture a subject’s fingerprints and quickly compares them to the state’s arrest fingerprint database to determine if the fingerprints are on file. The results are returned within seconds providing officers with the identity of the individual. This has greatly improved officer safety and productivity nationwide by allowing them to quickly know who they are dealing with.