In June, 2007 the New York State Commission of Investigation concluded that the New York City Police Department Crime Lab Latent Print Division committed numerous errors in evaluating latent prints.

The Commission concluded that the technical review process utilized by the Latent Print Unit was deficient.

This same NYPD Crime Lab Division evaluated the fingerprint that was used against Paul.

You can read the Report On The New York City Police Department Crime Laboratory Latent Print Development Unit Incident at this offsite link, or download the local file here.