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Tattoos Help Public Safety Officials Identify Bodies

A breakthrough in identifying the body came once it was examined at the morgue. During this time, the coroner noted a green shamrock tattoo on the man...

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Second Man in Car that Killed Utah Officer Arrested on Homicide Charge

The passenger in the vehicle that struck and killed Officer David Romrell of the South Salt Lake (UT) Police Department on Saturday night has been arrested on suspicion of homicide, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Florida Police Impostor Accused of Murdering 2 Teens, Wounding Another

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that 46-year-old Elwood Timothy Robinson is accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old William Hughes and 16-year-old Jeremy Stewart. He also reportedly wounded an unidentified female teen with a gunshot to her hand.

Texas Officer, Former Chief Arrested in Connection to Double Homicide in New York

A second Texas police officer was arrested Tuesday in connection with a double homicide in New York last month, which appears to be related to a custody battle.

FBI Says Crime is Down, So Why Does It Feel Like the Opposite is True?

The estimated number of violent crimes in the United States decreased 0.2% in 2017 compared to 2016, according to FBI data released on Monday. Property crimes reportedly dropped 3.0%. So why does it feel to most cops on the street that the exact opposite is true?

Major City Homicide Detectives Overwhelmed by Murder Rate

Over a five-year period, each detective in Detroit has been tasked with solving an average of about eight new slayings annually — a caseload exceeding what policing experts say should be no more than five homicides per detective, per year.

No One in Custody Over Chicago's Weekend Shootings, 12 Murders

"I think it is disheartening that we are at Tuesday after the weekend we had without anyone being charged," Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told the Tribune in a phone interview. "The feeling that people can do this with impunity makes the work that much more difficult."

New Challenges in Cyber Forensics

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).

Arrests Made in Murder of New York Police Explorer

Five suspects have been arrested in the brutal “mistaken-identity killing” of 15-year-old Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz last week.

DNA Left on Abandoned Bike Leads to Arrest in Florida Murder Case

Police in Miami Gardens (FL) say that DNA collected from a bicycle abandoned at a murder scene in March led to the arrest of 23-year-old David Jones.