ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 28 -- Motorola, Inc.
(NYSE: MOT) announced today that its latest Motorola Printrak Biometric
Identification Solution (BIS) equipped with Motorola Mobile Automated
Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) assisted Harris County Sheriffs
Office (HCSO) in the capture of a wanted murder suspect.
According to Pete Schroedter, AFIS manager, officers went to a home to
serve an arrest warrant for a wanted suspect. Law enforcement officials did
not find the suspect; however, they did encounter three males with no
identification. Using Motorola's Mobile AFIS in conjunction with the Motorola
Printrak BIS officers were able to positively match one of the individual's
fingerprints against HCSO's list of wanted suspects. He was the subject of a
murder felony warrant in an unrelated case. Although HCSO's officers were not
in the home looking for this suspect, they were able to make an arrest
resulting in increased safety in Harris County.
Mobile AFIS is a hand-held device that enables officers to capture
fingerprint images of a detained person at the scene or on the street. The
device transmits this information in a secure, encrypted format over a private
network to the central Motorola Printrak BIS database. At the central site,
advanced matching algorithms perform a search to compare this biometric data
against the information of known or wanted criminals. The matching process is
entirely automated, referred to as lights out, and an officer receives an
immediate response. A match, referred to as a hit, delivers a photo of the
individual and information pertaining to warrants and criminal records.
"Motorola's Mobile AFIS proved to be a vital tool in the identification
and arrest of this murder suspect. Without the Mobile AFIS tools, this
suspect probably would have remained free for a while longer," said Pete
Motorola is a leading provider of mission critical communication
technologies, including biometric identification solutions and Automated
Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) to help government and enterprise
agencies accurately identify individuals. Motorola is one of the world's
leading biometric companies, with trusted biometric solutions deployed in
nearly 40 countries.
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