Fingerprints? Some Utah police agencies want the whole palm

Posted at 5:18 PM, Dec 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-26 19:19:37-05

SALT LAKE CITY — When a person gets arrested, police typically take fingerprints of the suspect.

Those fingerprints are then added to a database with millions of others, in case they can be linked to other crimes. But an increasing number of police agencies in Utah are gathering palm prints too. Palm prints, like fingerprints, each have a unique series of ridges and grooves.

Watch the video for more details from FOX 13's Scott McKane.