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C. George Deukmejian, 27th Attorney General
In 1980, he launched a pilot program to test the capabilities of latent print cold search technology (Automated Latent Print System “ALPS”) - a computerized system used to identify criminal suspects by comparing fingerprints. He also successfully argued cases before the California Supreme Court to uphold the “use-a-gun go to prison” and death penalty laws. Following his tenure as Attorney General, he was elected Governor.