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Suggestive Eyewitness ID

May 9, 2012

Identifying the perpetrator and clearing innocent suspects are crucial goals of every criminal investigation, and both depend on the use of reliable evidence. The Supreme Court has applied a constitutional due process test to the admissibility of testimony about an eyewitness's pretrial ID.

Gun Runner's Weapon Linked To ICE Agent's Murder

May 8, 2012
A 23-year-old Texas man has received a seven-year federal prison sentence for purchasing the gun later used to kill Special Agent Jaime Zapata.

Mass. Congressman 'Deeply Concerned' About Cellphone Tracking

May 3, 2012
U.S. Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wants cellphone carriers to disclose their role in helping police departments track suspects and conduct investigations.

Feds Probe Alleged Wiretapping by NFL Team

April 26, 2012
A joint Louisiana State Police and FBI task force is investigating allegations that the New Orleans Saints set up general manager Mickey Loomis' booth in the Superdome so he could listen in on opposing coaches.

Four Ways To Build Trust After Trayvon Martin

April 6, 2012
The Trayvon Martin tragedy has made it clear that the relationship between many African Americans and officers is still based on suspicion and mistrust. Despite so much progress, a small crack of a possible action or inaction from a single officer or agency quickly brings on a national torrent of anger and frustration.

Google Pays $230M To R.I. Agencies

April 3, 2012
Rhode Island law enforcement agencies plan to set up a statewide police training center, build a new headquarters, and replace aging vehicle fleets with a $230 million asset forfeiture windfall from Google.

New Jersey Agencies Adopt Spillman Data Sharing Software

March 23, 2012
After a research and evaluation process, 29 public safety agencies in Monmouth County, N.J., are adopting a shared software system from Spillman Technologies for dispatching, records management, mobile data computing, field reporting, and investigations.

Look Closer

March 20, 2012
It is the prejudice of some cops to just accept things as they appear to be. A robbery is a robbery; a burglary, a burg. But sometimes it pays to remember the slogan from "American Beauty"—"Look closer."

New Restrictions on GPS Tracking

March 5, 2012

Police use of technology to catch criminals makes the U.S. Supreme Court nervous, as was evident in the recent Jones decision. In the absence of a recognized basis for a warrantless search, Jones does mean that a warrant must be obtained for installation andmonitoring of a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle.

NYPD Officer Returns Fire, Killing Paroled Robber

February 15, 2012
An NYPD officer fatally shot a parolee who emptied a six-shot revolver while firing at the officer during a shootout in the New York subway system on Tuesday.

Suspect Who Shot Ariz. Deputy, May Have Killed N.H. Couple

January 9, 2012
Authorities are investigating whether a sheriff's deputy shot to death while answering a burglary call and a New Hampshire couple found dead in their car in Sedona, Ariz., were killed by the same gunman.

Calif. Launches eCrime Enforcement Unit

December 15, 2011
California has created a task force to identify and prosecute identity theft, cyber crimes and other crimes involving the use of technology. The eCrime Unit will be staffed with Department of Justice attorneys and investigators.

Investigation Continues In Kansas Officer's Death

December 14, 2011
An investigation continued Wednesday into why an Atchison, Kan., man fatally shot an officer and then himself.

Gunman's Motive Still Unknown in Va. Tech Cop Killing

December 9, 2011
The Virginia Tech police officer who was shot dead at his parked cruiser was a trained firearms and defense instructor with a specialty in crisis intervention.

'America's Most Wanted' Returns To Lifetime

December 2, 2011
John Walsh's "America's Most Wanted" returns tonight on Lifetime as "basically the same show" that aired on Fox for 23 years before that network canceled it in the spring.

Shots Fired: Fort Smith, Arkansas 09/15/2010

November 7, 2011

A rape investigation presented immediate barriers for Fort Smith PD's Det. Jeff Carter, such as a reluctant victim and informant with a criminal record and chemical dependence.

IACP 2011: Texas Detectives Honored for Solving Murder Cases

October 27, 2011
The College Station (Texas) Police Department's detectives were honored with the Excellence in Criminal Investigations award at the 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The detectives solved three capital murder cases in 2010, apprehending the suspect in each case within 14 hours of the crime being committed.

Social Media: Online Investigation

October 17, 2011

Online social networks are already proving themselves invaluable assets to law enforcement. Websites such as Facebook and MySpace provide suspect leads; communities are alerted to missing children and area threats through law enforcement-generated Twitter feeds and e-mail.

Tenn. Auto Theft Investigator Shot In Struggle Over Gun

September 3, 2011
Sgt. Norman Benjamin, 47, was taken to The MED in extremely critical condition, and is expected to survive the encounter. Sgt. Benjamin was shot in his unmarked police vehicle. The 14-year veteran is assigned to the auto-theft bureau.

Delayed Justice: Cold Cases

September 1, 2011

Jack and Mary Branson have collaborated on "Delayed Justice," which takes readers inside the minds of several of the most dogged cold-case investigators, who worked with active officers to solve cases in the book including the homicides of a 29-year-old Atlanta teacher in 1988 and 42-year-old Kentucky man found in a wooded lot.

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