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Fingerprint Examiner Has Qualified Immunity (access required)

Although a police fingerprint examiner erred in matching fingerprints at the scene of a Fredericksburg burglary to prints at a Smith Mountain Lake vacation home that had been burgled, a Franklin County investigator reasonably relied on the detective’s assessment to have plaintiff arrested, and the examiner was not reckless in failing to have his analysis ...