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The Baltimore Police Department wants to buy a vampire

It's not as cool as it sounds. The Vampire Tactical Forensic Device helps cops analyze fingerprints.

Booz Allen's "vampire." (Screenshot)

According to the agenda for this week’s Board of Estimates meeting, the police department plans to buy a “Vampire Forensic Tactical Device.” As first reported by the Baltimore Sun’s Luke Broadwater, the purchase is officially listed as a sole-source contract with Information Technology Solutions.
Booz Allen makes a Vampire Tactical Forensic Device that is a handheld, mobile device that allows police to analyze fingerprints at a crime scene. It can capture forensic evidence, and triage it to a lab.
“Fingerprints are also captured digitally and aggregated in real time, enabling law enforcement to link the prints and people at a scene,” the Booz Allen website states.
We couldn’t immediately confirmed that the city is buying the same device. The purchase of the device won’t be finalized unless approved the by the city spending panel on Wednesday morning.

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