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The case of the missing tattoos: Altered photo lineup by Portland police draws objection [View all]

Source: The Oregonian

The case of the missing tattoos: Altered photo lineup by Portland police draws objection

Posted Aug 16, 2019

By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive

There’s no mistaking the elaborate tattoos that cover Tyrone Lamont Allen’s forehead and right cheek.

But when Portland police suspected Allen was involved in four bank and credit union heists, and none of the tellers reported seeing tattoos on the face of the man who robbed them, police digitally altered Allen’s mugshot.

They covered up every one of his tattoos using Photoshop.

“I basically painted over the tattoos,’’ police forensic criminalist Mark Weber testified. “Almost like applying electronic makeup.’’

Police then presented the altered image of Allen with photos of five similar-looking men to the tellers for identification. They didn’t tell anyone that they’d changed Allen’s photo.

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Read more: https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2019/08/the-case-of-the-missing-tattoos-altered-photo-lineup-by-portland-police-draws-objection.html


Court exhibit

Tyrone Lamont Allen's mugshot, on left. The police Photoshop-altered photo of Allen, on right.

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