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3.20.150 Fingerprints, Photographs and Records of Identification.

The Chief of Police shall maintain at police headquarters suitable means and appliances for taking and preserving fingerprints, photographs, and descriptions of persons. He shall take or cause to be taken, recorded, and preserved one or more fingerprints and photographs, and a description of each person arrested and booked for the commission of a felony. Of each person arrested and booked for the commission of a misdemeanor or violation of a penal ordinance or Charter provision, he may, but is not required to, take and preserve one or more fingerprints, photographs, and a description. Such prints, photographs, and description shall be made a matter of permanent record when evidence showing previous conviction or convictions of any crime, misdemeanor, or violation of a penal ordinance or Charter provision shall have been obtained.