Episode 270 | Just Using Forensic Intelligence to Solve Gun Violence Cases
Original Release Date: December 8, 2023
Brinton, J., Armbruster, K., Sanchez, F., & Delgado, Y. (2023, December 8). Just Science. Just Using Forensic Technology to Solve Gun Violence Cases. [Audio podcast episode]. U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. https://forensicrti.org/just-science-episode-270/
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Lt. Kevin Armbruster is an independent consultant, currently assisting the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), working with 40+ cities across the U.S., conducting site assessments to implement best practices for violent crime reduction techniques, organizational change, and improved community engagement practices within the cities. Lt. Armbruster has also presented throughout the U.S. and internationally on Violent Crime Reduction Techniques, Victim/Witness Cooperation, and Use of Technology and Community Engagement/Outreach by Law Enforcement. He has 32 years in investigations, working in homicide, organized crime and the Fusion Center, supervising the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Secret Service Task Forces, and serving as the Bomb Squad Commander. Previously, Lt. Armbruster created and led the operational units of the nationally recognized National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) program at the Milwaukee Police Department (PD) in Wisconsin to combat violent crime in the area. He retired from the Milwaukee PD in 2018.
Yaneisy Delgado is an Intelligence Analyst currently assigned to the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) Forensic Services Division. She has been employed by the MDPD for seven years, including one year as a Real-Time Crime Center Specialist (RTCCS) and four years in her current role as Intelligence Analyst. She is responsible for generating Crime Gun Event Reports that translate the information generated from forensic analyses to actionable intelligence. Her work assists in disrupting the cycle of violence by identifying key subjects connected to gun crime events linked through the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). Ms. Delgado serves on multiple multi-jurisdictional task forces composed of investigators, high ranking law enforcement personnel, federal and state prosecutors, and other criminal justice stakeholders. Her expertise in combining traditional and forensic data sets has been a transformative force in the way gun crimes are investigated in Miami-Dade County.
Sgt. Fabio Sanchez is a Sergeant with the Miami Police Department (MPD). Sgt. Sanchez has been with the MPD for 25 years, 17 of which were in an investigative capacity, working on cases ranging from burglary to economic crimes, homicide, public corruption and public affairs. In September of 2019, Sgt. Sanchez led the implementation of MPD’s Crime Gun Intelligence Initiative, which includes an in-house NIBIN program for the city of Miami. His team’s automatic process for entering evidence into NIBIN has been crucial for streamlining and improving gun violence investigations.