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Ohio Slaying Of 8 Family Members Was 'Pre-Planned Execution'

April 25, 2016
Authorities are scrambling to determine who killed eight family members in a "pre-planned execution" that has shaken residents in their rural southern Ohio community.

Knife Linked to Former O.J. Simpson Property Is Not Connected to Homicide Case

April 1, 2016
Forensic testing concluded that a knife reportedly found at the former home of O.J. Simpson is not connected to the 1994 homicide case, Los Angeles police confirmed Friday.

FBI to Help Unlock Arkansas Murder Victim's iPhone

March 31, 2016
In what might be a landmark decision for state and local law enforcement, the FBI has agreed to unlock an iPhone and iPod in an Arkansas murder case—a decision that will likely have agencies all over the country asking for help in similar cases.

Knife Reportedly Found on Former O.J. Simpson Property Is Being Tested by LAPD

March 4, 2016
In another twist in the long-running O.J. Simpson saga, Los Angeles police are investigating and testing a knife that was reportedly recovered on the Brentwood property once owned by the former football star.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

March 3, 2016

Dispatch advises that a 1-year-old was found dead in his crib. When the mother's boyfriend went to check on him at 05:00 this morning, he was not breathing and cold to the touch.

Pennsylvania Detective Investigating Woman's Death Is Shot; Man Captured After Standoff

February 18, 2016
The case of a woman found dead Sunday in an east Allentown, PA, recycling bin took on a new level of mystery Tuesday night when a city detective investigating her shooting was himself shot.

Historical LPR Data Used by Missouri Department to Locate Homicide Suspect

February 18, 2016
Vigilant Solutions' license plate recognition (LPR) cameras and commercial LPR data are being used by Lee's Summit (MO) Police Department to improve safety for its residents, including the recent location and arrest of a homicide suspect.

License Plate Reader and Historical LPR Data Used in Homicide Investigation

February 17, 2016
An agency used its Vigilant Solutions mobile license plate reader (LPR) to develop a lead in a difficult homicide case. The agency then used Vigilant's historical and commercially available LPR data to locate the suspect vehicle.

Drug Task Force Delivers Suspect in Cold Case Homicide Using Vigilant Solutions LPR

February 11, 2016
The 21st Judicial District Drug Task Force in Tennessee used its Vigilant Solutions license plate reader (LPR) system to bring to justice a suspect in a cold case homicide from 2002.

Ohio Triple Homicide Suspect Located in New York Using Vigilant Solutions

September 3, 2015
Vigilant Solutions announced today that the Whitehall (Ohio) Police Department used its LEARN investigative software and commercial license plate reader (LPR) data to locate a vehicle associated with a triple homicide on August 19th, resulting in the arrest of a suspect on August 25th by the NYPD.

Parabon Announces New Snapshot Forensic Art Service

August 19, 2015
Parabon NanoLabs Inc. (Parabon) announced a new suite of forensic art capabilities to complement the company's Snapshot DNA Phenotyping Service, a forensics offering that can interrogate an evidentiary DNA sample and produce an accurate composite image of the source.

Federal Officers to Help Baltimore Stem Homicide Rate

August 4, 2015
Baltimore is turning to the federal government for help in stemming a dramatic uptick in violence over the last several months.

Drug Dealing Gangs Exploiting Milwaukee Police Chase Policy

July 21, 2015
An innovative, violent gang of drug dealers is exploiting the Milwaukee Police Department's own policy on vehicle pursuits and other rules as they feed an incessant hunger for heroin across southeastern Wisconsin and contribute to a surging number of murders in the city.

Fired LAPD Officer Accused of Murder Fled to Texas

March 19, 2015
A fugitive Los Angeles police officer fired and charged with murder fled to Texas with the help of his father, federal officials said in a warrant filed Thursday.

U.S. Marshal Shot, Killed Searching for Homicide Suspect

March 10, 2015
A deputy U.S. Marshal died after he was shot Tuesday morning in Scotlandville, La., near Baton Rouge while executing a warrant on a double homicide suspect.

Video: Guard Killed in Marijuana Dispensary Burglary

February 17, 2015
An investigation was underway Tuesday morning after a security guard was shot and killed during an attempted robbery of an illegally operated medical marijuana dispensary in San Bernardino, Calif., the previous night.

DNA Technology Cracks 1981 Cold Case in Minnesota

February 3, 2015
Law enforcement officials are still not sure how the body of 17-year-old Carolyn Lee Andrew ended up in a shallow grave in Duluth's Twin Ponds in 1981. But thanks to DNA technology, nearly 34 years later, authorities believe they've finally determined the identity of her killer.

Chased by Man With Knife, Officers Don't Shoot Due to 'Recent Incidents'

December 8, 2014
Two Milwaukee police officers considered "recent incidents locally and nationally" when they refrained from shooting a man who chased them with a butcher knife at the scene of a suspected double homicide, according to a criminal complaint.

Four Dead in West Virginia Shooting Rampage; Manhunt Underway

December 1, 2014
A manhunt was underway in north-central West Virginia after four people were fatally shot in three attacks, authorities said.

Self-Defense Homicide: Whose Truth are We Seeking?

November 7, 2014

Most lawyers hate surprises. Experienced trial attorneys are like producers of multi-act plays. We script out lines of inquiry, carefully order the exhibits we will use, and prepare for every foreseeable contingency. Yet far too often, those of us who represent or work with law enforcement are surprised by a critical piece of evidence that was not carefully assessed or a witness who was recently discovered that we did not plan for and had not interviewed or deposed.

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