South Australia set to expand police fingerprinting powers, forced blood tests
South Australians who refuse to submit to on-the-spot fingerprint scans will face up to three months behind bars or a $1250 fine, under promised election proposals by Attorney-General and Deputy Premier, John Rau last year.
In an article by the Adelaide Advertiser, it has been revealed that under new legislation set to be released for discussion, police – with ”reasonable cause” – suspecting a individual of committing; about to commit or able to assist with a crime, can be subjected to this new measure.
This would entail a person placing their finger or thumb on a palm-sized sensor pad, and if a result – determined by internal networks – is a ‘hit’, the scanner will display a photograph of the person, a list of current or prior offences and any outstanding warrants.
The proposal, Mr Rau has stated, will…
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