FBI Faulted in Madrid Bombing Fingerprint Error

An internal Justice Department report says FBI overconfidence led it to disregard warnings that it had wrongly identified a fingerprint in the Madrid bombing case. Spanish officials tried to tell the FBI that the fingerprint associated with the case didn't match that of Oregon attorney Brandon Mayfield.

The inspector general also found the FBI exhibited bias by clinging to Mayfield as a suspect because he is Muslim and had represented a terrorism suspect.



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