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Apple Reportedly Defeats GrayKey Police Investigative Tool for iPhones

Police officer Captain John Sherwin of the Rochester Police Department in Minnesota said of the claim iOS 12 was preventing GrayKey from unlocking iPhones: “That’s a fairly accurate assessment as to what we have experienced."

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Apple Says it Will Begin Training Law Enforcement in Digital Forensics

Apple said in the letter that the company is "developing an online training module for police that mirrors Apple's current in-person training."

Panel Says Baltimore Detective Thought Murdered Killed Himself, Case Still Open

Among the evidence: The gun barrel was in contact with Suiter's head when the fatal shot was fired. Nobody else's DNA was found on his weapon. Blood spatter was found inside the right-handed detective's right shirt cuff, indicating his hand and arm were in a high position when the shot was fired.

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These forensics products make working crime scenes easier and more efficient.

Houston Forensic Science Center Outsources DNA Work to Tackle Backlog

The Houston Forensic Science Center will outsource most of its DNA work to a private laboratory for the next 10 months to play catch-up with a backlog of evidence.

Clauss piXplorer 500 Forensic

The Clauss piXplorer 500 Forensic Camera from Adorama Business Solutions streamlines taking high-definition crime scene photographs.

MSAB and URSA Inc. Partner on Drone Forensic Technology

“The use of drones for illegal activities has grown tremendously over the last several years,” said Joel Bollö, MSAB CEO. “From smuggling contraband into prisons to flying drugs across international borders, criminal enterprises are becoming more sophisticated and adept in their use of this technology. Our partnership with URSA will provide law enforcement with the tools they need to combat these growing incidents.”

Phoenix Police Used New Ballistics Technology to ID Serial Murder Suspect

Since mid-2017, the Phoenix police department has been using high-powered in-house technology to compare bullet casings from multiple crime scenes. Investigators previously had to run the technology outside of the department, which could tack weeks onto an investigation.

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

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.

MSAB Builds Out Mobile Forensic Ecosystem to Create Networks of Linked Tools

MSAB, a leader in mobile forensics solutions, today announced the expansion of its Mobile Forensic Ecosystem solution with the addition of one new product and significant improvements to three existing products.