Refuting an alibi
A homicide suspect was convicted based on three-year old evidence collected from GangNET®. The suspect’s defense was based on the alibi of not being in the area where the homicide took place at the time it occurred. A field interview was discovered in GangNET that disclosed the suspect was interviewed within a few minutes of the homicide and a short distance from the crime scene.
Solving crimes across state lines
Solving gang-related crime is often complicated by gang members’ mobility and growing realm of influence. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department used GangNET to identify two gang members for New Mexico police authorities and the Aurora (Colorado) Police Department. The identifications were made through GangNET by querying monikers and tattoos. The suspects, who were wanted for a narcotics related murder, were both were arrested and extradited.
Speeding arrests through electronic identification
Four suspects robbed a bank and stole over $200,000 from the vault. Two of the suspects were arrested within a few minutes of the robbery. The teller was able to identify a suspect’s tattoo. Through GangNET, that information combined with electronic mug books of associated gang members led to the third suspect arrest within 24 hours. The ring leader was arrested the following day with $190,000 in hand. The apprehension of all four suspects occurred within 60 hours.