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New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

July 13, 2018

Today's digital investigator must learn how to extract evidence from drones, encrypted portable devices, cryptocurrency trades, and a growing range of appliances and products defined as the Internet of Things (IoT).

What Does the FBI’s Latest Study on Active Shooters Really Mean?

July 6, 2018
In late June, the FBI released what it called Phase Two of the agency’s ongoing examination of active killer events that took place between 2000 and 2013. The recent report revealed very little that law enforcement professionals didn’t already know.

Chicago Police Investigating 'Rogue' Radio Transmissions

July 6, 2018
Office of Emergency Management and Communications Spokesperson Melissa Stratton said that the "rogue radio transmission" occurred on Wednesday evening.

FBI, SEC, FTC Join Inquiry Into Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

July 3, 2018
Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Department of Justice in an inquiry into Facebook’s sharing with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica data about millions of Americans.

IPVideo Corp Selected by Illinois Agency to Upgrade Interview Recording System

June 29, 2018
AVfusion replaced the current analog DVR system and 10 Axis IP cameras were installed – 2 per interview room along with audio ceiling microphones that were there to improve the audio quality. In addition, the department was able to save on costs by using one amplifier for both cameras in each interview room, IPVideo says.

Maryland Gunman Charged with 5 Counts of Murder

June 29, 2018
The 38-year-old suspected shooter had a history with the paper, filing a defamation suit against it in 2012.

Slain Maine LEO was on Ground when Fatally Shot

June 28, 2018
Somerset County (ME) Sheriff’s Corporal Eugene Cole was on the ground when John Williams allegedly shot and killed him on April 25.

Pennsylvania Police Crack Cold Case with DNA, Genetic Genealogy Database

June 26, 2018
Police in Pennsylvania have made an arrest in the 1992 rape and murder of Christy Mirack, an elementary school teacher in Lancaster.

FBI, DEA, Local California Agencies, Take Down Major Meth Ring

June 22, 2018
An eight-month operation by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has resulted in the seizure of large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.

SCOTUS: Tracking Cell Tower Location Data Requires a Warrant

June 22, 2018
In a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police must first obtain a search warrant before examining location data — cell tower records that can show a person’s movement for long periods of time — stored on a subject’s mobile phone.

Balancing Privacy Rights and Facial Recognition Technology for Police

June 21, 2018
Disruptive technologies present challenges for everyone — police administrators included. But such technologies also carry significant benefits not only for police, but for the citizens they are sworn to protect.

Apple Closes Security Loophole, Frustrating Police Investigations

June 15, 2018
Apple — maker of the iPhone — will change certain security settings and operating system code to once again block law enforcement from gaining access to information on seized phones.

IG Report on Clinton Email Probe Calls Comey 'Insubordinate'

June 14, 2018
In a highly anticipated report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz called former director James Comey’s actions in the case “insubordinate.”

Law Enforcement Pushes for More Access to Social Media Data

May 31, 2018
In the wake of recent school shootings in Florida and Texas in which the suspected gunmen posted clues to their intentions on social media, authorities have raised the question of collecting information from content shared online.

New Tool Predicts Eye, Hair, and Skin Color From DNA Sample

May 21, 2018
The HIrisPlex-S DNA test system is capable of simultaneously predicting eye, hair, and skin color phenotypes from DNA. Users, such as law enforcement officials or anthropologists, can enter relevant data using a laboratory DNA analysis tool, and the webtool will predict the pigment profile of the DNA donor.

Arizona Police Find Murder Suspect Using Familial DNA

April 11, 2018
Scottsdale, AZ, police arrested 42-year-old Ian L. Mitcham for the February 2015 murder of Scottsdale resident Allison Feldman. A familial DNA search ultimately led to his arrest Tuesday.

SAS Introduces SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management to Crack Complex Cases

April 9, 2018
Powered by SAS Visual Investigator, SAS Intelligence and Investigation Management is designed to help agencies integrate more information to uncover sophisticated criminal activity, make connections in real time, and enhance collaboration in investigations.

Last Suit Accusing NYPD of Spying on Muslims Is Settled

April 5, 2018
The last of three major lawsuits over the surveillance of Muslims by the New York Police Department was settled on Thursday, ending years of litigation over a broad, decade-long spying program.

Baltimore Police Commissioner to Name Panel to Investigate Detective's Death

April 5, 2018
Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said Wednesday he is close to signing an agreement with a six-member panel — including two former Baltimore police detectives — to investigate the unsolved death last year of Det. Sean Suiter.

Video: AZ Suspect Linked to 9 Murders in 3 Weeks, Police Say

January 18, 2018
After he was arrested, police kept "digging," Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said today, and discovered seven other fatal shootings in the area they say are connected to Cooksey.
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