Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Michigan makes non conviction arrests a public record

The Michigan news site, The Daily Telegram, reports that the Michigan State Police has made additional criminal history information the public at its website.
A new state law provides that all criminal history information associated with a state identification number and supported by fingerprints shall be disseminated in response to a fingerprint- or name-based search of the state's criminal history record database, a statement released Friday by the Michigan State Police said. Information that previously would not have been released includes arrest information even if the charge or judicial portion is not yet available. Currently only criminal records containing convictions are available.