Search – Scenario 11
|Scenario 11||Search - Tattoo Identifies Home Invasion Suspect|
|Capability||Search; Visualization (mug shots, tattoo photos)|
|Data||Arrest/Booking Report; Criminal History; Incident Report|
Patrol officers in Los Angeles stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, discover it is a stolen vehicle and arrest the driver, Richard Coleman. During booking, police photograph Coleman’s face and tattoos on his hand and neck. They enter a description and photographs of the tattoos into the booking record.
Three weeks later, investigators in Denver are working a home invasion case where a male in a ski mask broke into the home of an elderly couple and beat and robbed them. Although they never saw his face, the victims told police the perpetrator had a spider tattoo on his right hand and the name "Goldie" tattooed across the back of his neck. Denver investigators perform an N-DEx search, using the only information they have - the sex of the perpetrator as well as the locations and descriptions of the tattoos.
|Outcome||N-DEx locates a tattoo match in the Los Angeles booking report and returns information on the criminal history of Coleman, including descriptions, locations, and photographs of his tattoos and his mug shot. As a result, Denver investigators identify the perpetrator of a serious violent crime.|
|N-DEx Process that Allows Outcome||See diagram below.|
As depicted, the N-DEx Search capability enables investigators in one jurisdiction to find information that identifies a suspect arrested on an unrelated charge in another distant jurisdiction.