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It is important to the bureau to have complete information concerning

the ultimate disposition on each arrest fingerprint card. If the

disposition of a charge is known at the time the person is

fingerprinted, this fact should be indicated in the space provided on

the fingerprint card. For example, in the case of an individual who is

arrested, fingerprinted, and turned over to the county jail, this

disposition can be in
icated on the fingerprint card which is

forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The fingerprint card

should not be held by the bureau pending final disposition of the


In those cases where the disposition is pending prosecutive or court

action, a separate 3- by 5-inch disposition file can be maintained. On

these cards information concerning the name, fingerprint number, race,

sex, charge, name of the arresting officers, and the fingerprint

classification should appear. These cards are filed in a

pending-disposition file. The 3- by 5-inch disposition cards are made

at the time the fingerprints of the person are taken. When the final

disposition is obtained it should be noted on the card. In those cases

where there is only one fingerprint card in the bureau, the

disposition can be noted on the name-index card or the reverse side of

the bureau's fingerprint card. In those cases where there is a

jacket-folder file for the individual this disposition card can then

be placed in the folder.

Disposition Sheets (No. R-84) can be obtained from the Federal

Bureau of Investigation for forwarding this information so that the

files of the FBI will have complete information concerning the

arrests. At the time the final disposition is obtained, these

disposition sheets can be completed and forwarded to the Federal

Bureau of Investigation.