How The ATF Uses Technology To Determine Suspects

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 1:42pm
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Thursday, Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams announced that nine murders had been solved in the span of three weeks, an almost unheard of response time for city homicide units.

One suspect, Cleophus Cooksey, was determined through the use of a fairly new technology from ATF — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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An important component in solving the Phoenix murders was the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, or NIBIN.

For more about the system, I’m joined by John Durastanti, special agent in charge for the ATF’s Phoenix Field Division.

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