Tools like Skydio 3D Scan enable investigators to generate detailed 3D models of complex scenes with complete coverage and sub-millimeter accuracy. These 3D models provide additional perspective, and they can be overlaid with video evidence from the scene through Axon Investigate Pro.
When dealing with countless pieces of digital evidence, leveraging tools like Axon Evidence and Axon Investigate simplify the digital investigation. But how do they then share this evidence with the proper parties?
Sharing Digital Evidence
There are several reasons officers might need to share digital evidence. Perhaps they are working with another agency and need to share what they know. Maybe the media is requesting access to a body cam recording of an incident. Often times evidence will need to be shared with lawyers involved in a case.
It is important that officers ensure they are sharing the best and most clear evidence. Officers must ensure that they are painting a clear and accurate picture of a call through digital evidence.
This case in Orlando shows why it is important to share all three BWC recordings instead of just one.
The sharing capabilities of Axon Evidence are powerful and nuanced. Agencies can share specific files, subsets of evidence within a case or an entire case with partner agencies who use Axon Evidence and lawyers who use Axon Justice. If there is evidence that needs to be shared with local, state or federal agencies, it can be done through our secure FEDRamp-certified cloud. If an officer needs to share with someone who does not have Axon Evidence or Justice Premier, officers can send a direct download link to specific files or folders.
Thanks to Axon 3rd Party Video and Axon Investigate, when officers share video evidence, they can share a lossless mp4 file instead of a difficult-to-play proprietary file. Axon Investigate Pro even allows officers to create a PDF report of an event that includes timing, notes and playable video files.
Should an officer be called to testify in court, they can bring Axon Investigate on the stand with them to show video evidence in a forensically-sound manner. As part of their demonstration, they can zoom in and out of clips, play videos side-by-side and highlight any technical issues for the trier of fact.
The ability to share evidence is an essential part of protecting truth, driving transparency, and accelerating justice.
What Comes Next?
Law Enforcement agencies, lawyers and other investigators are surrounded by digital evidence. Agencies who are prepared with the right training and tools can uncover truth and accelerate justice like never before. Agencies who aren’t prepared, however, could get overwhelmed and frustrated by the rising tide of digital evidence.
Axon offers training for officers working with Axon devices and digital evidence:
- Axon VR brings the most immersive training scenarios, state-of-the-art technology and innovative training methods to public safety.
- Axon Investigate provides a hands-on training experience for video investigations.
- Axon Academy is a virtual learning platform for end-user product training.