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Police could take fingerprints of women who wear burqas - NSW Police Minister Mike Gallacher
Muslim women who file complaints with police while wearing full-face veils could be fingerprinted in future to confirm their identity, NSW Police Minister Mike Gallagher says.
The suggestion arose after Sydney woman Carnita Matthews, 47, who had been sentenced in 2010 to six months' jail for falsely accusing a police officer of trying forcibly to remove her burqa, won an appeal against her conviction.
The mother of seven had made a criminal complaint to police three days after she was pulled over in her car in Woodbine, southwest Sydney, for a random breath test on June 7, 2010.
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