“We’ll insert a camera with a height and let’s say they were 5’5,” Elliott said.
The tool provides the ability to verify what officers, suspects and even witnesses saw.
“That can kind of show whether or not that person could have seen what they’re saying they saw,” Elliott said.
A useful tool for solving crimes and later if the case goes to court.
“What this enables us to do is to take to those jurors the scene without having to recreate it in the real world. We can actually fly through if you will and show them what that scene looked like to the investigators and what was found that night,” Mulligan said.
The Sheriff's Office got its Leica Scanner in 2013. It was paid for by using forfeiture funds.
The scanner is most often used on homicide, traffic homicide, and officer involved shooting cases.