Andrew R Crumbie is currently an attorney with a very successful firm in Connecticut, but previously he did a lot of work with the police department in Connecticut. He spent a lot of time revamping Connecticut’s forensic lab, but at the same time he developed the state’s first Computer Crime and Electronic Evidence lab.
Some may think that digital evidence is only useful in embezzlement or other fiscal crimes, but that couldn’t be further for the truth. Digital evidence has solved crimes in many different categories, including the crimes of “BTK,” in which case a floppy disk led them to discover his true identity and arrest him.
As technology has advanced, so had the ways in which crimes can be recorded and discovered. File on mobile phones can help investigators pinpoint the locations of alleged criminals and their location at the time of the crime to decipher whether or not their testimonies are congruent with the facts.
Emails, cell phone records, and flash cards in cameras can all be used to solve crimes, obtain warrants and solidify prosecution against criminals. Law enforcement is constantly training and updating officers on the right way to collect and preserve digital evidence. AS the technology changes, so do the methods of obtaining and properly collecting it.
During his time structuring and setting up the Computer Crime and Electronic Evidence lab, as during his time as a state trooper Andrew R Crumbie was able to see the benefits of electronic evidence in action. He is keenly aware of the importance of digital evidence.