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Roger served over 20 years with the NYPD, where he spearheaded the NYPD’s first dedicated facial recognition unit. The unit has conducted more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed law enforcement’s approach to the utilization of facial recognition technology.
Skokie (Ill.) Police Officer Tim Gramins pursuit of bank robbery suspect Raymond Maddox was going well until Maddox headed into a residential neighborhood and slammed on the brakes. Gramins was drawn into a deadly daylight gunfight with neighbors looking on. Maddox lacerated the officer's cruiser with a barrage of 9mm and .380 rounds until Gramins ended the fight. Read the full story in our "Shots Fired: Skokie, Illinois 08/25/2008." Photos are courtesy of Skokie PD.
Officer Tim Gramins let loose with a barrage of rounds hoping that what he might lose in accuracy would be compensated for by its suppressive nature. The only thing separating Gramins and his assailant was a windshield that was fast disintegrating from ingoing and outgoing rounds.
By ten o'clock that morning, Edina Police Officers Mike Blood and Shelby Lane were relying on parkas and hot coffee to stave off the cold when they heard a call go out for a bank robbery in progress. For Edina's finest, things were about to warm up considerably.