D.C. Blames Implementation Delay on Tech Problems

April 13, 2010  |  

(The Washington Examiner) — The District announced it was joining Secure Communities in November, but has yet to bring the system online, the Washington Examiner has learned.

“The IT requirements/logistics needed to be carefully crafted and properly addressed to ensure the reliable and accurate transfer of information between MPD, the FBI and DHS-ICE,” District police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said in an e-mail. ICE confirmed it is working with the District to put in place the program that checks the fingerprints of every inmate against an immigration database.

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