Ohio’s Background Check System Fails Audit

After a review of a few thousand records, Ohio’s fingerprint-based background check system was shown to have returned many inaccurate records, with some being incomplete and some returning with missing information. The system processes over 1.3 million checks per year and is used for teachers, police officers, medical professionals, and concealed-carry applicants, among others. It is a 15 year old system that is operated by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in the office of Attorney General Mike DeWine. Attorney DeWine has commented on the review saying that upgrades have been made and will continue to be made to the system. He also stated that the system is much improved from how it used to operate.

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