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Better access to database may help police solve cases faster

Posted by FT PressNov 15, 2016 2:58:26 PM

ROANOKE, Va. For a few months this summer, gunshots drew Roanoke police officers to the area around Chapman Avenue multiple times. Twice, an ambulance took the same 21-year-old man to the hospital to treat gunshot wounds...

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Topics: NIBIN

Chicago cops, ATF using gun matching to seek stiffer penalties

Posted by FT PressNov 15, 2016 2:51:06 PM


Kevin Chester, left, points a handgun in a music video. He is charged in federal court with illegal gun possession. The Chicago Police Department and federal agents in Chicago are using advanced ballistics tests to...

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Topics: NIBIN

Ballistics computer could expedite local shooting investigations

Posted by FT PressNov 6, 2016 10:49:40 PM


There's a new tool in the Virginia Crime Lab in Roanoke County that could decrease area gun violence. They're tapping into the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, or NIBIN.

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Topics: NIBIN

A Best Bet in the Race to Stop Armed Criminals

Posted by Pete GagliardiAug 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

I’ve been in the business of dealing with gun crimes for 46 years. I began as a police aide processing crime scenes circa 1969. 

The first time I was handed  a task that I thought was far too involved for one person to complete on time, I began to very politely explain to my boss what I considered to be good reasons why it would be almost impossible to accomplish alone.

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Topics: Protocols, NIBIN, Forensics, gun crime, GunOps, Stop Crime, Solve Crime

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