Monday, August 29, 2011

LEVA Announces Activation of Forensic Video Analysis Response Team

In support of LEVA member agency the Vancouver Police Department and the Integrated Riot Investigation Team (IRIT), LEVA announces the activation of the Forensic Video Analysis Response Team.

IRIT investigators are innundated with over 1600 hours of video depicting criminal acts that took place immediately following this summer's Stanely Cup hockey finals, including arson, looting, and serious assaults.

Between September 26th and October 9th over 40 LEVA Forensic Video Analysts will converge on the National Digital Multimedia Evidence Processing Lab at the University of Indianapolis to undertake the mass processing of DME.


1 comment:

Doktor Jon said...

Interesting story on two counts, Jim ....

Following a report into the Stanley Cup riots, latest media musings suggest that the authorities in privacy conscious Vancouver, may well countenance the deployment of additional video surveillance during key events, given it's obvious potential for assisting with command and control during civil unrest; something also borne out by experiences during the recent UK riots.

There was also talk some time back of establishing a 'cadre' of specialist CCTV officers to assist with serious investigations requiring the review of vast quantities of recorded 'product', which was discussed as an objective under the UK's National CCTV Strategy.

Unfortunately given the current economic climate, this suggestion along with many others appears to be on hold, at least for the time being.