Digital evidence integration is a process which optimally compiles videos, photographs, electronic files, and other digital data into a common repository or system so that the evidence can be viewed holistically, in one place, for a common evidentiary view of a given case. Digital evidence may include, but is not limited to, the following: body-worn camera video, in-car video, automated license plate readers, etc. During this webinar, participants heard from sites who discussed their experiences with digital evidence integration, the challenges they faced, the benefits they have experienced, and lessons learned for other agencies looking to do the same. Deputy District Attorney and BWC TTA Lead, Damon Mosler, discussed how digital evidence management impacts the prosecutor's office. Participants gained a better understanding of digital evidence integration as well the potential best practices to follow when using this approach.
Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for BWC TTA, set the context for this webinar by discussing the current field of digital evidence integration and the research that is currently available.
Approaches to digital evidence integration were provided by:
- Michael Knuppel, Chief Data Officer and Program Director, Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Technology Services
- Renee Cobb, Project Manager, Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Technology Services
- Adam Kisthardt, Director, Montgomery County, Maryland, Police Department
- Pat Rigdon, Commander, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Police Department
- Damon Mosler, BWC TTA Lead and Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County, California
Dan Zehnder, Captain (ret.) Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and BWC TTA Lead, concluded the webinar by discussing future pathways for digital evidence integration.