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March 14, 2015

3 key considerations for creating your agency’s retention policy

Law enforcement officials must balance the legitimate interest of openness and transparency with protecting privacy rights of both citizens and officers - Full Story
February 24, 2015

Hundreds of DNA matches as Houston clears rape kit backlog

Evidence from more than 6,600 rape kits that went untested for years have turned up 850 hits in the FBI's nationwide database of DNA profiles - Full Story
January 02, 2015

Instagram becomes treasure trove of evidence for Fla. cops

Recent South Florida cases stemmed from photos or video posted on Instagram, the fast-growing social media site - Full Story
December 14, 2014

Police: DNA from beard leads to burglary arrest

The burglary victim grabbed a handful of the perp's beard before he fled - Full Story
December 04, 2014

IBM's new mobile app offers police data sharing in the field

The app enables officers to validate information and compare partial observations, such as vehicle license plates - Full Story
November 05, 2014

After testing, LAPD to equip officers with TASER body cams

Next step is to discuss labor issues and policies for using the cameras and storage system - Full Story
October 21, 2014
Reveal introduces lightweight HD body camera

Reveal introduces lightweight HD body camera

The RS2-X2 is a durable, compact camera featuring a front-facing screen, articulated head and one-touch recording - Full Story
October 18, 2014

Judge denies Tsarnaev bid to suppress evidence

Tsarnaev's lawyers argued that the warrants authorizing searches weren't specific enough and that some items were improperly seized - Full Story
October 18, 2014
Do the cases the FBI cites support encryption worries?

Do the cases the FBI cites support encryption worries?

FBI Director James Comey says encrypting data stored on smartphones and computers could hurt criminal investigations - Full Story
October 09, 2014
FBI exhuming body in Ala. in 10 Most Wanted search

FBI exhuming body in Ala. in 10 Most Wanted search

The suspect is accused of using a sledgehammer to kill his wife, mother and three sons in their Bethesda, Maryland, home in 1976 - Full Story

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