We set out to determine how domestic killers in South Carolina got their guns. Instead, we found evidence of a widespread breakdown of critical crime-fighting intel.
Spurred by The Trace’s Reporting, Atlanta Stiffens Punishment for Cops Who Leave Their Guns Unattended
After being contacted by The Trace’s reporters, the Atlanta Police Department clamped down…
A national database of shell casings has been deployed unevenly. So the DOJ is encouraging lawyers who want to use it to link and crack cases.
New Jersey and Delaware have laws mandating that investigators use an innovative ballistics system called NIBIN. The other 48 states don’t — and their reticence makes it harder to ID shooters everywhere.
If you’re curious about potential solutions for the nation’s gun violence crisis, watch this crime-fighting tool in action.
A Scrappy California Crime Lab Is Cracking More Gun Cases — Thanks to Technology Bigger Agencies Misuse
Propelled by a new, no-nonsense boss, Contra Costa County ditched the excuses that keep many law enforcement agencies from taking better advantage of a crime-fighting database called NIBIN.
Ten officers have been fatally shot so far this year. Last year, 42 were shot and killed in the line of duty, according to Officer Down Memorial Page.
Police in Arkansas say nine of the 44 people arrested in a drug…
The city is ramping up its efforts to collect genetic material. But the absence of oversight alarms forensic and legal experts.
Funneling more gun criminals to federal prison won't lead to fewer gun homicides. To understand why, just look at St. Louis.
The city has launched an ambitious program to collect DNA from every gun recovered by police. But questions remain about effectiveness, and cost.