NYPD to identify suspects with new iris scanners

THE BRONX - The New York Police Department is implementing technology that can identify crime suspects with a simple blink of the eye.

The department says its new iris scanners can take a picture of an eye and store the image in a police database. The system is designed to prevent criminals from posing as someone else.

The new technology carries a hefty price tag of $500,000 and was paid for by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

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