Prosecutors want to use hi-tech evidence in trial to identify voices of terrorists (Daily Mail)
Terrorism prosecutors in Brooklyn want to use sophisticated voice recognition evidence — the same technology used to identify ISIS butcher “Jihad John” — for the first time in a federal trial in the U.S., the Daily News has learned.
The novel part of this that prosecutors wish to use the technology in a Federal trial.
Voice biometrics have made news in a criminal trial before. This 2012 piece by Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel describes voice biometrics used by an expert witness in the trial of George Zimmerman.
Biometric Access Control Systems Help to Improve Evidence Management (Press Release)
How many times have Law and Order, NCIS, Dexter or some other crime drama aired episodes where evidence has “gone missing”? Most likely, it’s been too many times to count. Watching these shows and seeing racks of cardboard boxes in an unmonitored storage room leaves the average citizen wondering; is that how things are handled at my police station? The answer is, not anymore and things are improving all the time.
Property and evidence control and tracking causes enormous concerns in law enforcement. The process for tracking evidence has typically consisted of manually filling out property forms, which may lead to errors and inconsistent chain of custody records.
This stainless steel, wall-mounted, computerized kiosk houses a biometric ID reader for access verification and touch screen user navigation. LEID Products chose Advanced Kiosks to build their BACS Systems because of the durability, ruggedness and quality of its state-of-the–art kiosks which meets the high standards required for BACS Systems.
This is a great application of biometrics to law a enforcement identity management challenge.